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Editor-in-Chief: 

Fletcher Haug - ddritch@mhv.net 
Design & Administration: 

Betty Haug - informer@mbv.net 
News Correspondent: 

Brad Webb - bandr@giobaldialog.com 
Field Correspondents: 

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Robert Pigford - cyrano@goodret.coin 

Paul Morabito - paulm@comcen.com.au 

Jerimy Campbell -jc@doI.net 
Columnists: 

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Brad Webb 

Olcg Moskalensky - pcs@acccssone.eom 

Aaron Ruscetta - aaron@noel.pd.org 
Support Staff: Lance Haug 

Cristina Rodriguez 
This issue's Contributors: Ted Wallingford 

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Amiga®, and to connect readers with 
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From the Editors Desk: 



Greetings all, 

1 trust 1998 will be a great year for the 

Amiga. In spite of the frustrating silence 

from Amiga Inc. publicly, there is a 

greal deal of activhy out of the 

public eye. 

1 learned from reliable 

sources that this silence will 

soon be broken. In fact it's likely a 

public announcement will be made by the time 

you read this. 1 truly hope this is the case, but I 

will tell you what I hear anyway. 

It is my understanding Amiga Inc. has already 
hired its upper management, including its 
Development. OS, and Sales managers. New 
hardware and software engineers have also been 
hired. Names have not been revealed, but Carl 
Sassenrath is working for litem on OS develop- 
ment. 

A marketing strategy is underway that includes 
the bundling of various software titles on CD 
and targeting them to be sold with systems and 
separately. These bundles will be application 
specific, with graphics, audio, animation, and the 
internet likely bundle contenders. 

There has been a decision on the CPU for the 
next Amiga. While I cannot say for certain, 
sources indicate we will likely see a fast clocked 
060 CPU before the release of a RISC based 
system. This will provide 100% Compatibility 
with current systems and substantial speed im- 
provements while the OS undergoes RISC con- 
version. 



Amiga Inc. is in close contact with Amiga 
clone manufacturers, in particular. Index 
Information Ltd. This will ensure that the new 
clones are compatible with the direction Amiga 
Inc. is planning. 

There's also a 'feel-good" project underway. 
An "Amiga Made" competition has started which 
will solicit and judge images, demos, mods, and 
animations made with the Amiga. Likewise, a 
major effort is underway to establish several 
Amiga web servers which will host Quake com- 
petitions. In this way, Amigans can gather to 
play Quake with other Amigans over the in- 
ternet. 

Much of the above and more is promised to be 
announced in a February press release. This is 
great news, but 1 hope it isn't just a flash in the 
pan, Amiga Inc. needs to release information to 
the public and/or press on a regular basis. They 
must make a major effort to rebuild consumer 
confidence in the Amiga, which is surely 
waning. The loss of Rick Snyder from the upper 
management of Gateway2000 (a true Amiga 
believer) set the Amiga time schedule back 
several months while his replacement was con- 
vinced of the Amiga's potential. These were 
vital months tost. 

In spite of a decent market, Amiga Inc. must 
recognize the urgency and importance of acting 
now or face the loss of the last of its user base. 
I'm not sure how many more limes we can say, 
"they better do something soon." before Amiga 
Inc. finds the market has all but slipped away. 

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Tndex Information Ltd. of 
England is one of the most im- 
portant Amiga hardware companies 
today. They now make the first 
truly new Amiga motherboard 
since the A 1200, which offers 
major improvements over previous 
motherboards while maintaining 
100% compatibility. Index 
products, including the Access, 
InsideOul, and the BoXeR, provide 
a realistic solution for retailers to 
offer their customers until ihe next 
generation of Amiga standards are 
presented by Amiga Inc. 

The Informer's Australian cor- 
respondent. Paul Morabito, had a 
chance to talk with Index 
Information's owner and CEO 
Mick Tinker. Mr. Tinker provides 
some very interesting insights into the 
Index product line and shares them with 
our readers. 

Amiga Informer (AI): Give us a little 
background information on Index 
Information Ltd.? 

Mick Tinker (MT): I started the company 
in early 1991, mainly to produce software 
for corporate projects. I have a background 
in electronics and mechanical engineering. 
Index did various projects for commercial 
applications including CDTV work for 
British Telecom, software for a BBC tele- 
vision games show, and a major project at 
the London Transport Museum. 
AI: Your first licensed Amiga product, the 
Access, is in production. Tell us a bit 
about it. Has there been strong demand? 
MT: Yes, The Access is aimed at corporate 
projects. With corporate projects we expect 
the demand to be steady initially and built 
up over a period, something that 
Commodore found hard to live with. The 
benefit of corporate projects is that they 
often have longer life cycles, with a stable 
sales pattern and often substantial volume. 
We are selling a lot of units that mount in 




The BoXeR is based on the A4000 Motherboard, but offers 
huge improvements like working PCI slots, Flash ROM, Fast 
serial and a small design that fits into a standard PC tower case. 



other people's kiosks and cases. There are 
projects that have CD-ROM towers with an 
Access in one of the slots and also some 
projects that stack 8 Access units in a tower 
case. 

AI: Alt of Index's Amiga products in- 
clude improvements over the standard 
architecture. The Access is said to be 2.3 
times faster than a base A1200. How is 
this achieved? 

MT: Some of that is because we have 
FAST RAM on the motherboard, the bal- 
ance is because we have been able to im- 
prove CHIP RAM access speed by about 
30% over the A 1200. One of the important 
elements of our designs is that we use the 
basic AGA chip set. but our own Logic to 
integrate everything and control the overall 
machine . . . allowing us complete control 
. . . and [easy] performance improvements. 
AT. The InsideOut promises to be a new 
generation of high end Amiga computers. 
What more can you reveal at this point? 
MT: I looked at the high end market and 
decided (hat most people in this area were 
using graphics cards, wanted ISA for cheap 
network cards, 16-Bit sound cards. PCI for 
fast graphics cards. Ultra-SCSI, large 



amounts of memory, PC key- 
board, etc. We needed 68060 per- 
formance and it must of course 
run Amiga OS. 

Working with one of our desig- 
ners. Dave Westwood, we 
reached the conclusion that we 
could use a PC motherboard, 
retaining a 486 as an intelligent 
I/O controller. The card was built 
and worked. All we needed was 
source for the Amiga OS so that 
we could re-write some of the 
initialization code to remove the 
dependence on the chip set and 
CIA's, and change the device 
drivers to use the higher perfor- 
mance ones on the motherboard. 
All this would be 100% Amiga 
OS. cheap, and a big leap forward. 
We have committed additional funds to 
the project and produced a second- 
generation card. This new PCI card is a 
complete Amiga, including the AGA chip 
set and CIA's, so that it boots standard 
Workbench 3.1. It even has IDE. floppy, 
keyboard and video connectors! We are 
working with HiQ to run the Siamese soft- 
ware on the card. This gives us an Alpha 
PC which will run Windows NT. Amiga 
software at very high speed, and of course 
Macintosh software. We have not com- 
pleted all the development work, but we 
expect to achieve performance about 
double that of the 68060 on its own be- 
cause the host processor performs all I/O 
and graphics across a high speed PCI bus. 

What benefits does this have? 
Compatibility with existing Amiga soft- 
ware. It retains the AGA chip set for video 
work. PCI. ISA and USB bus on PC/Alpha 
motherboard. Supports all PCI graphics 
cards. Supports all local and network 
drives on the host system. OpenGL, which 
harnesses the power of the PC/Alpha under 
Amiga control, MPEG, AVI and Quicklime 
playback. Digital video recording cards. 
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AH1. Integrates seamlessly wish 
WindowsNT to create a robust and easy 
to use Amiga/ Macintosh/Windows 
system. Retains the Amiga video slot 
capability. 680x0 based Macintosh users 
can get a huge performance increase and 
migrate to NT. 

AI: The BoXeR stole the limelight from 
many other Amiga clones on display at 
Computer 97. Give us a little informa- 
tion on it. 

MT: I conceived the design towards the 
end 1996 when looking inside an A4000T 
and thinking there had lo be a better way 
of making an Amiga. We have substan- 
tially improved the architecture of the 
motherboard. The A4000 motherboard 
was actually designed around the 68030. 
which partly explains some of the poor 
performance by '040 accelerators when 
accessing the motherboard, leading to 
processor boards that have SIMM's, 
SCSI controllers and even direct links to 
graphics cards to try to overcome the bot- 
tleneck. We have updated the mother- 
board to use 68040 signaling, while 
adding support for faster memory and 
upping the SIMM memory limit from 16 
Mb to 2 Gb. We have added working ISA 



slots so that it can use cheap PC modems. 
Ethernet cards, buffered serial cards, etc. 
We have included a PPC connector and 
integrated much of the Logic into the 
motherboard, Zorro 3 slots, video slots, 
support for Amiga and PC keyboards, 
support for both the "040 and '060 at 
speeds from 25 MHz to 75 MHz, the list 
just goes on and on. 

Probably the most significant aspect of 
the BoXeR is that it can be built using 
off-the-shelf parts. We are making it 
available through our distributor. 
BlitterSoft. lo any dealer worldwide as a 
motherboard without processor or FAST 
memory. This allows a dealer to specify a 
range of machines suited to the local 
market, advertise their own branded pro- 
duct, and stock a standard low cost 
motherboard. When an order is received, 
it is a quick operation to turn the mother- 
board into the final specification machine. 
This process reduces the stock holding, 
increases the range of products that can 
be offered, and reduces delivery times. 
The dealer knows the customers and can 
specify, and advertise in the best possible 
manner to sell the product, something we 
just could not do effectively worldwide 



ourselves. This is similar to the PC 
market and has resulted in lots of sup- 
pliers helping to build the market, some- 
thing the Amiga desperately needs. 
AI: Obviously you have close ties with 
Gateway2000 and Amiga International 
through your licensing agreement. Have 
you been given a glimpse of the Amiga 's 
future? 

MT: I have been to both Amiga 
International's office in Germany and to 
Amiga Inc.. in South Dakota. We do have 
an NDA and it would therefore be wrong 
of me to say anything I know. I do 
believe that Amiga Inc., has a good 
leader in Jeff Schindler and that they 
have been able to step back and look not 
only at what is needed tomorrow, but also 
the day after and the day after that. The 
same as everyone else I would like things 
to progress quicker, but I am confident 
that things will move from a walk to a fiat 
out sprint quite soon. 

More information on Index 
International Ltd. products can be found 
at: http://w ww.cix.co.uk/-index 




By Brad Webb 



Who would have believed it'.' The 
Amiga games market is showing 
signs of a rebirth, despite still unsettled 
conditions in the Amiga market as a whole. 
The Amiga Informer was curious, and 
looked into the situation. 

Recent months have seen several signs 
of market strength. There are significant 
new games offerings from a number of 
companies. Vulcan (UK) will be bringing 
out Genetic Species around February and 
recently released three CD-ROM titles; 
The Strangers. Uropa2, and The Final 
Odyssey. SAdENESS (UK) has 
DafeLBloodline. onEscapee, and 
Foundation coming up soon: and of course 
there's Myst from Canada's ClickBOOM. 



Perhaps the biggest news of all is 

ClickBOOM's porting of the immensely 
popular PC and Mac game Quake to the 
Amiga. ClickBOOM. a gaming group 
within the company PXL Computers, has 
been licensed by ID Soft to complete the 
port. Sources indicate the port is already 
well underway. It will be a lull featured 
port that supports internet play and all add- 
ons, and it may be available in February 
1998. This would bring it to the Amiga 
before it arrives on major games consoles 
like Nintendo 64. 

The above is far from a comprehensive 
list, but it gives a feeling for recent of- 
ferings. Other game titles recently or soon 
to be released are: Trapped 2, Gloom 3, 




Nemeses, Pulsator, Maim & Mangle. 
Explorer 2260, Black Sanctuary, Demistar, 
Hell Pigs, Golem. Necromantics, Wasted 
Dreams, The Obelisk. The Haunted, 
Forgotten Forever. Skimmers and scores 
more. 

There have been consolidations and 
growth of companies also. As an example. 
Vulcan recently absorbed World Foundry, 
adding its high end Amiga expertise to 
Vulcan's already strong organization. And 
at long last, CD-ROM's have become the 
delivery media of choice. 

All these happenings are signs of a 
growing market, at a time when we might 
better expect a shrinking or cautious 
market. It's significant that there are few 

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US companies involved in the resurgence. 
The Amiga market faded much more com- 
pletely here than it did beyond our borders. 
As the computer itself was kept alive by a 
German company, so the games market is 
being revived by non-US firms. 

It looks as though there's a meaningful 
amount of confidence in the way the 
Amiga community is going at present. The 
Gateway 2000 purchase surely accounts for 
part of this. The fact that there is now an 
increasing number of clone makers coming 
on line, and an active effort to expand the 
market, won't be lost on software houses. 

We contacted people at some of the com- 
panies leading the way to get their thoughts 
on what's happening. We asked for views 
on why the games resurgence is happening 
now. 

Epic Marketing's Vince Pike pointed out 
the absence of big software houses in the 
Amiga market. Most left in recent years .is 
the market shrank and the future for the 
Amiga looked increasingly bleak. Pike 
notes: "Due to the lack of 'big name' prod- 
ucts/publishers, people like ourselves have 
seen a market and are trying to fulfill it." 

Richard Brown at SAdENESS provided a 
different and interesting perspective: "I 
think what's happening is most of the fresh 
games which are appearing have been in 
development for some time, anything from 
a year up to about four years, and most are 
getting to the stage where they will pick up 



lots of interest." 

Vulcan's Lisa Tunnah doesn't regard it as 
a renewal. "Renewal isn't exactly the word 
I would use," said Tunnah. "Instead the 
games publishers that continue to support 
the Amiga are focusing . . . on what has 
become the core of the Amiga community: 
those individuals that invested in . . . CD 
drives, graphics and sound cards, ac- 
celerators and now PPC boards." 

As Pike indicates, it's very true that most 
of the movement in the Amiga games 
market is coming from companies 
employing just a few individuals. Epic 
Marketing is typical for the large end of the 
range with 14 people. The market requires 
a particular combination of good program- 
ming skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and luck 
in a company sized properly to survive in a 
small market. It also requires faith that 
there is and will be an Amiga market to 
exploit, at least for the foreseeable future. 
Asked about that Pike commented: "Short 
term-it appears to he quite successful: long 
term-we hope it will steadily increase as 
the Amiga returns." 

Like many. Tunnah sees I he future 
depending a lot on Gateway 2000. "Short 
term we will probably see the trend con- 
tinue towards upgrading . . . (and] pub- 
lishers will continue to supply higher spec 
titles," she says. "The long term future is in 
the hands of Gateway 2000." 

Brown's comments about the future of 



the Amiga games market contained just a 
hint of pessimism. ". . . Only time will 
tell," he states. "The trouble the Amiga has 
is those people who have sold up and 
moved over to the PC are not coming back 
to the Amiga, they will be happy no matter 
what products are released for the Amiga. 
We have lost a massive chunk of the 
market. So now we have to try and keep 
current Amiga owners as happy as pos- 
sible." 

Along those lines. Epic's Pike had the 
following advice for Amiga gamers: "The 
most important [thought] is the users 
simply need to keep the market going by 
purchasing new products/lilies. Simply 
reading about them, and saying "that looks 
good' is not enough." 

Presumably, one hope for the future lies 
in Amiga Inc. and Amiga International 
continuing their push to open up the Amiga 
market, and bring new computer owners 
into the fold. With the number of clone and 
compatible makers actively being in- 
creased throughout the world, there is some 
hope for the Amiga games market to in- 
crease on a truly global scale. 

The fact is, the Amiga continues to be a 
very viable games platform. Right now. 
there are a number of innovative, forward 
looking companies proving that point over 
and over. For the Amiga gamers of the 
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PageStream 3.3a patch is now available from the Softlogik website at www.softlogik.com. This patch will update version 3.3 
owners to the latest version of the best desktop publishing software on the Amiga. French companyA?eo Concepts is set to start pro- 
duction of the Pixel64. a 24-Bit graphic card expansion for the A 1 200. Ateo is in contact with GVP-M for North American distribu- 
tion. Look to www.ateo-concepts.com for all the Pixel64 info. A coup has been struck by AiniTrix Development. Their v3.l release 
ofAWeb II supports JavaScript and is the first Amiga browser to do so. It should be available now so visit www.amitrix.com for all 
the details. Long lime Amiga retailer Turtle Lightening Software (TLAS) is the new operator of Vulcan America and is now 
responsible for supplying all Vulcan titles in North American. Contact TLAS by: Phone: 915-563-4925: Fax: 915-563-4315; or 
Email: turtleguy@apex2000.net. Mushroom PD is now an official US distributor of FI Software titles. There are over 150 ex- 
clusive full version Licenseware titles to choose from. A full description on-line catalogue will be available soon at www.mushy- 
pd.demon.co.uk. Email mushypd@redrose.net for futhrer info. Thcsource code to DOOM, by ID Software, has been freely released 
and there are already no less then four known ports available. For links to the source code and information on the Amiga ports visit 
www.pluk.com. National Amiga's Toaster/Flyer SCSI cases, which can house hard drives. CD-ROM drives and tape drives, and 
includes a built in cooling system and three Centronics SCSI connections, are now internationally available. Visit. 
www.nationaIamiga.com/fiyercase.html for full details. ClickBOOM released the CyberGFX add-on for Myst. allowing graphics 
cards owners to use the game. Currently only available by request from ClickBOOM. it will soon be freely available from Aminet. 
Visit www.clickboom.com. Mystique Corporation, a website dedicated to children and children's software on the Amiga, has been 
sponsored by Amiga International. Visit www.mystcorp.u-net.com to see what they are all about. Sadeness Software announced a 
CyberGFX patch and an alternative control method for their recently released game onEscapee. Visit www.sadeness.demon.co.uk/ 
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By Paul Morabito 

While the speech by Jeff Schindler. 
General Manager of Amiga Inc., at 
the November Computer 97 in Cologne. 
Germany, didn't reveal exact detailed 
plans for the Amiga's future, it did give a 
general outline of what Gateway 2000 
has in store for the Amiga. 

According to Mr. Schindler. the main 
goal is for Amiga Inc. to be a research 
and development firm and for the Amiga 
to "become a worldwide standard tech- 
nology for convergence products." This 
in effect means Amiga Inc. will develop a 
"core architecture" so that OEM's and 
licensees can produce whatever product 
they choose. 

Amiga Inc. is researching the strengths 
and weaknesses of the current Amiga 
technology so they can devise a plan for 
the future of (he Amiga. This plan ; s well 
under way. Strengths as seen by Schindler 
include its very efficient yet highly 
powerful Operating System. Weaknesses 
include four-year old technology and an 
aging user interface. Mr. Schindler hinted 
at the Amiga moving more toward in- 
dustry standard hardware to eradicate this 
problem in the future. 

Mr. Schindler also stressed the Amiga 
needs software support for the future and 
recognized the importance of supporting 
industry standards. Amiga Inc. is in 
negotiations with many firms concerning 
future support and hopes lo leverage 
Gateway's relationship with various soft- 
ware firms to bring some big names to the 
Amiga. Schindler made it clear that third 
party support will make or break any new 
Amiga. He also said the Internet will play 
a huge part in the Amiga's revival. 
Gateway sees the Amiga as the ideal 
Internet computer and want to position it 
as such. 

On an interesting side note. Jeff spoke 
o\' the importance of NewTek to the 
Amiga's future, but because of an NDA 
with NewTek. could not elaborate further. 
However, it appears NewTek wants to be 
a big part of the Amiga's future. 

As for the future, nothing is set in stone 
and Gateway is determined to get it right 
the first time, even if it takes more time. 

To read the complete transcript of Jeff 
Schindler's speech, visit the Amiga 
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On the December 24, 1997 the ICOA finally 

received confirmation that their legal papers had 
been filed. Once the organization is in full opera- 
tion, it will work with Amiga Inc. to set standards 
and protocols and aid Amiga Inc. in working with 
proprietary and open projects. Already some 
workgroups are in operation with a common RTG 



The most technically advanced Amiga compression program, 

LZX, first became available in 1995. Since then it has grown in 
popularity, but it's author Jon ath on Forbes decided to cease devel- 
opment upon accepting a job at Microsoft. In a kind gesture to the 
Amiga community he has decided to release a free generic keyfile 
which allows the unlocking of many features. The keyfile is avail- 
able from Aminet at util/arc/lzxkeylile.lha and every Amigan 
should install it on their system. 



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DCE making Chinese Amiga? Maybe. When news broke 

early in 1997 that a company unknown to the Amiga commu- 
nity had designed a set top box utilizing Amiga technology for 



standard not loo far off. The delav in filing these tSZ 

papers came Irom the complex legal issues of 
"ownership, responsibility, accountability and cul- 
pability." When the organization is a legal entity, an 
on-line credit card registration system will be 
created so developers anywhere in the world can Ch " 1csc and other ^ ,ans markets ' l J created an :,lr ot m >' slcr >' 

register. Among the Steering Committee members and ex f teme «. The company. Regent Electronics, had 

will be one User Representative. A temporary designed a mach.ne s.mtlar in both appearance and hinctionahty 

ICOA website is online at t0 CDTV - but technically much more advanced. Recently, 

http://www.netreach.net/~fleecv/icoa/. Ih f re ^ bee " slro "§ ran ? ors that DCE Computer of Germany. 

who have themselves been granted a license by Amiga 
International to design their own clones, did all the research and 
development for the machine and will manufacture it for Regent 
Electronics. Sources indicate between five hundred thousand 
and one million of these units will be produced and there are 
tentative plans to market the product in other regions if it proves 
a success. The information appeared in a German discussion 
group on the internet and was said to come from a highly placed 
employee of DCE Computer. Unfortunately, DCE Computer 
was unable or unwilling to confirm or deny this report in time 
for print. 



After many rumors and almost a year in waiting, 

Quake will officially be ported to the Amiga by 
ClickBOOM. An unofficial version was created from 
stolen source code by Amiga coders early in 1997. but 
was quickly halted after ID Software made legal 
threats. The port, even though it wasn't optimized for 
the Amiga, proved an Amiga version was possible and 
ClickBOOM set about obtaining a license to port the 
game. After prolonged negotiations ClickBOOM has 
been successful in convincing ID Software an Amiga 
port is viable. The game will be identical in features to 
the PC version and is expected to require a high 
specification Amiga to run. At the moment there is no 
confirmation of a PPC version, but this is a distinct 
possibility. Haage & Partner showed a Quake engine 
running on a PPC Amiga at Computer97 and it was 
said to be stunning. No release date has been an- 
nounced. 



The Scientific Amigan website is now in full 

operation and is the premier site for those inter- 
ested in scientific applications and the Amiga. 
The website was formed from the remains of the 
now defunct Scientific Amigan magazine and 
includes all issues on-line as well as new in- 
formation. There is a wealth of amazing in- 
formation at this site for your enjoyment. 
Several detailed technical questions are also 
posted to the site which ask for reader assistance 
and input. If you are one of the many technical 
minded A m i g a n s , v i s i l 

http://www.caIweb.com/~cyrano for some inter- 
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email at cyrano@calweb.com. 




Amiga International has announced the sale of 2,000 

Amiga 1200's to India's Shaf Information & Technologies 
PVT, Ltd. Shaf. an authorized dealer for Amiga International. 
is a key marketer in India's desktop video market. The 
Amigas will be used in the cable TV industry, as well as in 
broadcasting and videography. According to Amiga 
International, this is the largest sale they've ever made in 
Asia. Both Amiga International and Shaf see this order as just 
the beginning of a long term relationship which will see 
Amiga as a key element in Indian desktop video. 



The International Amiga Marketing Association (INTAMA) is 

trying to get off the ground. Being promoted and sponsored by Neather 
Realm Software, the new organization will be aimed at improving the 
marketing of Amiga computers and related products and services. A 
goal is to provide Amiga companies with a comprehensive database of 
retailers, distributors, manufacturers, publications and service 
providers, as well as provide vital sales figures and demographics so 
companies can stay informed on new. growing or diminishing markets. 
Currently no such database exits and according to INTAMA founders, 
that can only hurt the Amiga market. The team working to launch 
INTAMA is currently engaged in surveys of retailers and distributors 
world wide. If you have information for them or want to know more, 
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Networking And The Amiga 
Part 3 

By Ted Wallingford 




B 



inkling a Network That 
Increases Amiga Productivity 



In the first two installments of this 
column, we covered the hardware and 
software elements that are required to 
connect an Amiga to a local area net- 
work. The hardware elements consists of 
a network interface which can be an 
Ethernet adapter, a parallel port network 
adapter, a modem, or an older interface 
such as an Arcnet adapter. Together with 
the new port provided by the network 
interface, the Amiga's applications can 
communicate with other machines on the 
network using specialized software 
elements known as protocols. 

In this installment, we'll examine a 
number of scenarios that will help you 
choose the right type of interface and 
protocol. Getting this combination right 
is essential to productive networking on 
any computer platform. 

The average user usually has a need for 
very specific network applications: elec- 
tronic mail (email), tile and printer 
sharing, or distributed processing. We'll 
take a look at each of these applications, 
choosing the correct combination of 
protocols and hardware for each. For 
more detail about the client programs that 
provide a user interface to these ap- 
plications, please see past installments of 
Davis Sprague's Site Seeing columns. 

ELECTRONIC MAIL 

Email is a very basic network commu- 
nications application. Communicating 
across a network in order to share data 
and ideas is essential to productive 
workgroups. Email enables this 
functionality in ways that don't require 
much network overhead, so it's usually 
the network application to be imple- 
mented h\ people using networks to work 
together. 

The largest email network in the world, 
of course, is the Internet. Using the 
TCP/IP protocol and a modem the Amiga 
is enabled for email. The application pro- 
gram required for email, aptly called an 



email client, will probably have more 
system requirements than the TCP/IP 
protocol itself. 

FILE AND PRINTER SHARING 

The ability for users on different com- 
puters to share the same file has a set of 
advantages that email doesn't have. For 
example, large files, which would or- 
dinarily take a lot of time and network 
overhead to email, can benefit by staying 
in one place while each user accesses 
them, making the files easier to keep 
track of. 

File sharing usually requires peer-to- 
peer networking or hub-spoke net- 
working. Peer-to-peer networking allows 
all users to give access to certain files and 
directories on their workstations to other 
users. Hub-spoke networking keeps all 
the shared hies and directories on a 
dedicated computer, called a file server. 
For large files thai are accessed 
frequently, hub-spoke is the better choice. 

When files are shared, the capability 
usually exists for printers to be shared 
also, and the network interface of choice 
is Ethernet, Using a modem for file and 
printer sharing can be cumbersome and 
slow, because the protocols used to 
provide workgroup sharing functionality 
are much more bandwidth-intensive, or 
"talky" than normal protocols like 
TCP/IP. 

Using Ethernet, Amigas can use peer- 
to-peer and Hub-spoke technology with 
protocols provided by a number of third- 
party sharing packages, including IAM's 
Envoy and AmiTrix's AmigaLink. 

DISTRIBUTED PROCESSING 

One of the best uses for a networked 
Amiga is distributed processing, wherein 
many computers work together to accom- 
plish one large task, such as rendering a 
3D animation. LighlWave 3D has a built- 
in distributed processing system called 
ScreamerNet. Computers running 
LightWave can communicate with each 
other in order to increase overall 
rendering speed, regardless of platform. 



Distributed processing works best with 
Ethernet, especially in the case of 
rendering. A modem would not be suit- 
able for this application because each 
rendered frame must be gathered in 
sequence on a file server-a task which 
requires more bandwidth than a modem 
can give. 

While ScreamerNet uses its own 
custom protocols, other distributed pro- 
cessing applications may require any 
number of protocols, including TCP/IP. 
Novell IPX. or even something else. 

WHAT'S NEXT? 

In the first three installments of this 
column, we've achieved a basic under- 
standing of network hardware and 
protocols and the protocol needs of 
various network applications. In the fu- 
ture, we'll be covering how the Amiga 
OS handles networking, and we'll ex- 
amine some very specific applications, 
including an Amiga Web Server project. 
We'll also look at Optimizing and Amiga 
render-farm networks. Stay tuned! 

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One of the biggest difficulties Amiga 
owners face is choosing a video 
monitor. As the demand for higher 
resolutions and color depths increases. 
Amigans are presented with an ever more 
complex array of display solutions. It can 
be frustrating to choose the right monitor, 
but even more frustrating to make it work 
with your Amiga. 

The ideal monitor for all Amigas is one 
that can handle all the horizontal and 
vertical scanning frequencies that the 
Amiga can create. Late model Amigas, 
such as the 3000. 4000, and 1200, can 
output a dizzying selection of different 
scan rates, depths, and resolutions 
(together called a "screenmode"). Older 
Amigas could only produce a 15 kHz 
vertical scan rate, the same scan rate used 
by NTSC televisions and VCR's. When 
used with NTSC screenmodes, the Amiga 
can display 200 vertical scanlines. In 
order to gel higher resolution, a display 
trick known as "Interlacing" effectively 
reduces the vertical refresh for each line 
to 7.5 kHz by displaying one of two 
image buffers on every other vertical 
pass. This allows 400 lines to be dis- 
played, but with a tremendous amount of 
visible flicker. 

Back when the Amiga was getting pop- 
ular for video production, the PC world 
adopted an entirely different standard. 
VGA. VGA uses a 31.5 kHz vertical scan 
rate, roughly double that of NTSC. 
Consequently. VGA displays can show 
two or three times the number of vertical 
scanlines without loss of clarity. When 
used with 31.5 kHz screemodes, late 
model Amigas can display up to 480 
vertical scanlines. These displays are 
flicker-free and non-interlaced. However, 
when interlacing is used, up to 960 
vertical lines can be shown. 

The monitor that is best suited to your 
particular setup will be chosen on the 
basis of its compatibility with your 
Amiga, its overall capability, and its cost. 
One monitor which is tailored to all 
Amiga screenmodes is the Amiga 1x38 
series. These monitors are "multiscan" 



monitors, meaning they have the 
capability to detect and adapt to the 
vertical and horizontal scan rates being 
generated by the computer in order to 
display the highest quality image. These 
monitors are fairly pricy. though. 

One way to defeat flicker and obtain 
higher resolution is to use a VGA mon- 
itor, usually priced at $250 to S350 for a 
15-inch model. The A1200, A4000, and 
CD32 can all use a VGA monitor. If your 
Amiga doesn't have a video card in- 
stalled, then use the 
MultiscamProductivity screenmode and 
the VGAOnly monitor driver. You'll also 
need a 25-pin to 15-pin compact video 
adapter (about $25 at any Amiga shop) in 
order to make the VGA monitor connect 
to the Amiga. Bear in mind thai you'll 
have to boot your Amiga with a 15 kHz 
NTSC monitor, install the proper monitor 
files and enable the correct screenmode. 
disconnect the old monitor, and then con- 
nect the VGA monitor. You'll only have 
to do this the first time if you've saved 
your screenmode preferences. Note that 
whenever you boot your Amiga, it will 
still use its native NTSC display for 
ROM system messages (such as the 
Recoverable Alert and Software Failure), 
and these messages will not be displayed 
on a VGA monitor. Instead, the screen 
will just go black. It is wise to create a 
boot disk that contains the correct VGA 
screenmode preferences, because if you 
create a startup call in error, such as a bad 
entry in your S:startup-sequence file, the 
Amiga will boot to a blank display. 
Booting from the boot disk will allow 
you to fix the problem. The maximum 
resolution yield for such a setup would be 
640x960 with interlace or 640x480 
without it. 

Note: unless you don't use your CD32 
for video games, it is inadvisable to at- 
tempt using a VGA monitor, since all 
CD32 games are made only for 15 kHz 
displays. 

The A3000 supports VGA monitors in a 
slightly different way: it has its own 15- 
pin compact connector and a switch that 



Feature 



Choosing The 
Right Monitor 

By Ted Wallingford 



turns a built-in 15 kHz to 31.5 kHz scan- 
doubler on and off. No difficulty there; 
just plug the monitor in and flip the 
switch. The maximum resolution yield is 
1280x400 without interlace (through the 
NTSC:SuperHighRes screenmode). This 
number of vertical lines cannot be 
doubled to 800 because the screenmode 
has already been deinterlaced using the 
scandoubler. 

If your Amiga has a video card in- 
stalled, using a VGA monitor is usually 
very easy. CyberGraphX and Picasso96 
(which both require OS3.1) are retar- 
getable graphics systems which allow 
most system-friendly Amiga applications 
to make use of a VGA monitor. Some 
Amiga graphics cards even support the 
use of a scandoubler, a device that forces 
Amiga-native NTSC screens to be shown 
on a VGA monitor. This device can be 
very useful for older video games that are 
programmed to use only NTSC frequen- 
cies. Note that some scandoublers don't 
work with the Amiga 2000. The max- 
imum resolution yield is limited by the 
video card, but has often been as high as 
1280x1024 with interlace on a VGA 
monitor. 

If you own an Amiga 1 000, 500, 600. or 
CDTV. the likelihood of finding an inex- 
pensive high-res display is practically 
nonexistant. In order to use one of these 
Amigas with a VGA or multiscan mon- 
itor without interlace flicker, you'll have 
to use an external scandoubler, a com- 
modity which can cost anywhere from 
S 150 to S350. Since these Amigas don't 
have the Zorro-II bus slots, they cannot 
house VGA-capable video cards either. 
The best choice here is still the old NTSC 
composite monitor, such as the 
Commodore 1802 or RGB monitor, such 
as the Amiga 1084, both yielding a max- 
imum of 640x400 with interlace. 

As you can see, there are a variety of 
display options for Amigas, each with 
pluses and minuses, but hopefully you'll 
now have an easier time deciding what 
kind of monitor to choose. 



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the only mailer for the Amiga that is completely multithreaded, 
meaning that you can send, receive, and compose any number of 
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The AMIGA 1200 includes: 

Motorola 68EC020/ 14 MHz. 2 MB RAM onboard 

32-bit RAM expansion up to an additional 8 MB, significantly more 32-bit RAM may be added with an accelerator board installed 

• AA Graphics System, colour palette: up to 16.8 million colours (24 Bit). 256 of them displayable simultaneously or more than 640,000 in 
HAM8 

• Graphics resolutions: from 320 x 200 pixels noninterlaced 50 Hz up to 
1 280 x 51 2 pixels interlaced 50 Hz or 640 x 480 pixels noninterlaced 60 Hz or 
640 x 400 pixels noninterlaced 70 Hz and many more freely programmable modes 

• Video and Genlock capable 
4-Channel Stereo Sound standard, each 8 Bit DMA 

• Keyboard: 96 keys 

• Mouse: high resolution 400 dpi. 2 buttons 

• 16-Bit IDE Interface for internal 2.5" harddisk, 44 pins 
Floppy Disk Drive 3.5" DD internal, 880 KB AMIGA, 720 KB MS-DOS 
Interfaces: serial RS-232c (modem), parallel (printer), external floppy drive, 2 mouse/ 
joystick ports, video RGB (monitor), video composite (TV, video recorder), RF 
modulator (TV antenna), stereo audio 

PCMCIA-V2.0 16-Bit interface for RAM (max. 4 MB, 16 bit), Ethernet, or other 
expansion cards 

• CPU Slot 1 50-pin internal, for memory expansion or accelerator board with bigger 
processor 
AmigaOS 3.1 with preemptive multitasking 

Technical specifications subject to change without announcement. 

Special: HardDisk version comes with 170 MB harddisk 



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Software Bonus!! 

Each AMIGA 1200 comes with the Magic sod ware 
bundle, containing: 
Word Processor — WordWorth v4SE 
Spreadsheet — TurboCalc v3.5 
Database — DataStore v1 .1 
Graphics program — Photogenics V1.2SE 
Paint program — PersonalPaint v6.4 
Organiser v1.1 
Games — Pinball Mania and Whizz 

HardDisk EXTRA! 

The harddisk version of the A1200HD 
also comes with Multimedia Authoring 
System Scala MM300 

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Fax: 49 (0)6103/5878-88 
E-Mail: sales@amiga.de 
www.amiga.de 



in this col;« J™ "°, We „e noi 
announcements. 

AirMail Pro 2.0 

From: Toysoft Development Inc. 
Email: ckinny@ioysoft-dev.com 
URL: htlp://www.ioy soft -dev.com 
Toysoft Development has announced the 
release of AirMail Pro 2.0 for MUI. 
AirMail originally began as a shareware 
program, but has developed into a full 
featured commercial email client offering 
features unseen in any other Amiga email 
program. AirMail Pro 2.0 includes a 
highly configurable GUI. MIME support 
including built in viewers and decoders, 
full SMTP and POP support, a forms 
creator and "Mail Peek" which allows 
you to screen messages before down- 
loading. AirMail Pro 2.0 will run on any 
Amiga with Workbench 2.0 or higher and 
is compatible with all Amiga TCP stacks. 
The program is available direct from 
Toysoft for US $40 plus shipping. 

Aminet 22 CD 

From: Schatztruhe 

Email: stefaHO@schatztruhe.de 

URL: http://www.schatztruhe.de 
Schatztruhe released the latest in a long 
line of Aminet CD's with Aminet 22. 
Dated December 1997 the CD includes 
over I gigabyte of software from the lar- 
gest software archive on the Internet, 
Aminet. As an added bonus WordWorth 
5SE from Digita International is also on 
the CD. An inexpensive upgrade to the 
latest release of WordWorth, version 6, is 
available. Available through most Amiga 
retailers for about US SI 8. 

Developer Book for Blitz Basic 

From: Neather Realm Software 
Email: neather@nealher.com 
URL: http://www.neather.com 
Neather Realm Software announced the 
release of the "NRS Developer Book For 
Blitz Basic." The book contains valuable 



information for all Blitz Basic program- 
mers from beginners to advanced, in- 
cluding information on trees, compres- 
sion, collision detection methods, linked 
lists and expression parsers. The book is 
200 pages and includes two disks with 
sample source code as well as a copy of 
Blitz Compiler 1.7 free. The book retails 
for US $49.95 and is available from 
Neather Realm Software. Phone 
330-945-9047; Fax 330-928-1738 

Games Master System 0.9B 

From: Paul Manias 
Email: paul@ethos.co.nz 
The Games Master System aims to allow 
the AmigaOS to better support games 
programming. It achieves this through a 
shared library which includes features 
such as object oriented kernel design, fast 
blitter functions, multitasking and screen 
switching support amongst many other 
powerful features. The system includes a 
debugger, resource tracker and. where 
possible, software based memory protec- 
tion. The system can be ported to other 
platforms, and theoretically. GMS pro- 
grams could be run without recompiling 
on another platform (only if they use the 
same CPU). Currently the system is still 
in beta and is available free from Aminet 
in dev/misc. Comprehensive documenta- 
tion including example C, Assembler and 
E source code is provided. The system is 
available in user (gms_user,lha, 230k) 
and developer {gms.jiev.lha, 450k) ver- 
sions. 

MasterlSO 2.0 

From: Asimware Innovations Inc. 
Email: reeves@asimware.com 
URL: http://www.asimware.com 
Asimware Innovations has released their 
next generation CD-R/RW writing soft- 
ware, MasterlSO 2.0. which includes 
many features requested from users and 
supports even more CD-R drives. 
MasterlSO is the Amiga's oldest CD 
mastering system and is maturing well. A 
demo of the program is available from 
both Asimware' s website or Aminet with 



the full release available from most 
Amiga retailers. 



Melody and 
Distribution 



Simmfonie 



From: Power Solutions 
Email: info@powersolutions.mb.ca 
URL: http://www.powersolutions.mb.ca 
Power Solutions, a new Canadian com- 
pany working towards better distribution 
of Amiga products, has reached an agree- 
ment with Gruner Burotechnik to distri- 
bute the Melody sound card in North 
America. Special introductory pricing of 
US $199 (CAD S275) has been extended 
until supply runs out. Melody is a Zorro 
2, MPEG 16-Bit sound card driven by a 
special DSP. Melody has native AHI sup- 
pori and Toccata emulation. An\ Amiga 
with a Zorro 2/3 slot can reproduce 
MPEG audio with Melody. For 16-Bit 
sound the CPU requirements will change 
depending on your needs, but AmigaOS 
2.04 or greater is required. For complete 
info on Melody. visit 
http://homc.pages.de/~kato. Power 
Solutions also has North American dis- 
tribution rights for Simmfonie. a new 
SIMM adapter for the Amiga 3000 
Desktop. Simmfonie is aggressively 
priced at US $59 (CAD $79). 
Phone: 204-453-0527 

ImageFX 3.0 

From: Nova Design 
URL: http://www.novadesign.com 
Nova Design, Inc., announced the release 
of the version 3.0 upgrade to ImageFX, 
Version 3.0 offers an all new user inter- 
face with 'child' menus that remain open, 
instant asynchronous redrawing of your 
images, larger previews that can be mag- 
nified and moved around in. multiple 
image windows, font sensitivity, real 
image layers for easy composited image 
manipulation, improved Flyer support, 
support for the Photoshop native file 
format, direct loading and preserving of 
color-mapped (CMAP) image data, new 
effects including Clouds. Scatter. Splash. 
Pagecurler. and FXForge. and many other 



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from ImageFX 2.0 through 2.6 is only 
$79.95 plus shipping. Versions prior to 
2.0 can be upgraded for only $124.95. 
Available new, through your local Amiga 
dealer or retailer or order by calling I- 
800-IMAGE-69 in the US and Canada or 
804-282-1157 elsewhere. 
Fax: 804-282-3768. 



4/niga S Ws. 



ian Diego Symposium. 

-March 6-8, San Diego, CA. To be held ir 
(conjunction with The Lively Computer^ 
5and the PVTF User Group at the 
({Lafayette Hotel. This working sym-j 
!posiua) will host 3 days of hands-on* 
([workshops and classes and will feature 
^presentations by NewTek. Nova Design,* 
((OZware, MegageM, Visual Inspirations^ 
^and more. For specifics and pricing in-; 
Information call 619-589-9455 or emailj 
^Tim Roberts at pirale@connectnet.com 

Gateway Computer 
>how - Amiga 98 March* 

£13-15, St. Louis. MO. The show will* 
^feature dealers, user groups, and Amiga 
^notables including Petro Tyschischenko 
%;and Jeff Schindler. It will also be the site 
iof the 3rd International Developers 
^Conference. For complete information/ 
svisit http://www.amiga-stl.com. 

international Amiga 98 

tMay 29-30, Toronto. Canada. This show£ 
iis being billed as North America's Iar-< 
sigest Developer/Manufacturer based 
pAmiga Show. It will feature Phase 5 den 
\ eloper sessions and include Amiga Inc. 
f!and many other conferences and training 
(/sessions. Visit www. randomize.! 
•;com/ia98.html for full details. 

^AmiWest. Sacramento, CA.i 
^Specific details of this show were not] 
Jfully available at time of press, but the 
»;show is sanctioned by Amiga Inc. It will 
^be held in the Sacramento area near the 
^end of July. 1998. The 1C0A is planning 
*an official Developers Conference for^ 
Stwo days of the show. Further info can 
the found temporarily at 
Jwww.sonic.net/~alanwall/shQw.html. A' 
tp e r m a n e n t site will be at 
Jwww.sacc.org/amiwest.html when all* 
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I/O Extender - 2 Serial, 1 Par. 1 1 4,95 

G-Lock Genlock NTSC 359.95 

S-lock Genlock PAL 369.95 
A20O0 Combo O30/40Mz 

W/4MD & w/SCSI 399.95 
A400B SCS( Comroller 

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Original GVP made SIMMs 

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Lightwave 5.0 Amiga 


$1149.00 


Ligritwave 5.5 Intel 


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Lightwave 5.0 Upgrade Amiga 


289.95 


Lightwave 5,5 Upgrade Intel 


469.95 


Video Toaster 4.1 Upgrade CD 


489,95 


Video Toaster 4000 


1595.00 


Video Toaster flyer 


3095.00 


Calibar 


339.95 



Modems 
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Sportier 56K i2 Fl i M : d em 3224.95 

Supu Ejpri 33 6 V34 FAXModem 119.95 

Supri Express 56* i2 Modem 199.95 

Supra FAX Modem 33.6 V34 134.95 

Sportier 33.6 FAX Modem 159.95 

Prit . Peilph , 14 .4 FAX Madam 49.95 

Cardinal 33.6 FAX Modem 129.95 

IBcowta 1.1 41.95 

Termite 39.95 

TarmlltTCP 4195 

Termite TCP/lBrowte bundle 79.95 

GPFaiSoliware • Clan 1 1 2 44.95 

Help Amiga Gel On I'nel Video 34.95 

AWaS 3 w/HTML-Heaven 41.95 

Air Mall 4, e-mail program 39.95 



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Main Actor Broadcast 


$169.95 


Ariadne 


239.95 


Ami TCP/IP v4.x 


89,95 


Picasso lo 1080/1084 Cable 


34,95 


Liana Network 


69.95 


Liana Network 5M 


78.95 


Picasso IV 


429.95 


Concerto Module tor Picasso IV 


199.95 


Pablo 11 Module tor Picasso IV 


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Amiga Books 

Exploring Lightwave 3D $52.99 

PhotoReal FX 42.95 

FX Kil lor Lightwave 33.95 

Power FX lor LW 5.0 27.95 

Conned Vour Amiga 19.00 

LlghlWavaPewer Guide 42.95 



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Storage Devices 


Zip Drive SCSI External 


$159.95 


tOGMb Removable Disk 


15.95 


100Mb Disks (3Pac«) 


44,95 


7,ip/Jaz Toots Soltware 


26.95 


Jai Drive, IGb internal 


309,95 


J,ir Drive, IGb externa] 


409.95 


IGb removable disk 


8995 


IGb rem, disks- 5 Pack 


424.95 


3.5Mb Super XL ED. Drive 


ZD9.95 


Power Computing 1.76 XL Ext. 


134.95 


Samsuna 2.1Gig SCSI2XD 


259.95 


Quantum ?.1Diy SCSI2 HO 


299.95 


Olbar Hard Drive! 


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Memory, CPUs & FPUs 

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Power Supplies A Expansion Boards 
A2000 300W Power Supply S1 49.00 

Megalosouod 57.95 

Pro Midi 42.95 

Big Fool CD-32 Power Supply 79.95 

Squirrel SCSI-2 PCMCIA Card 94,95 

Surt Squirrel PCMCIA Card 13995 

Tin Siamese System 2.0 RTG 369.95 

Siamese 2.5 software only (Ethernet) 199.95 
Buddha EI0E Z2 Controller 54.95 

CAt Weasel 11 w/Buddha 139.95 

Cal Weasel A1200 'C9 95 

Cal Weasel A4000 109.95 

HD Floppy w/any Cat Weasel purcb. 24.95 
DalaFIyer CDS-XOS 89.95 







Custom Chips 


1Mb Agnus 8372A 


S34.95 


Super Denise 8373 


29,95 


CIA 8520 Chip 


9.95 


Paula or Denise Chip 


16.95 


Lisa IC 


39.95 


Alice IC 


!9 9< 


Eproms 2630 Rev 7 


36.95 


Eproms 2091 Rev 7 


34.95 


1.3 ROM Chip 


10.9: 


2.04 ROM Chip 


18.95 


2.05 ROM Chip 


22.95 


GuruROMGVPotA2091 (Spec) 


59.95 


W. 0. SCSI Chip Rev BA 


27.95 


CIA 8520 Surf, Mounl Chip 


2350 


Super Buster Rev 11 


21115 


Ramsey Rev 7 


29.95 


Paula Surface Mount 


42.95 


Super Dmac Rev 4 


52.95 


Bridgette 


29.95 


Video DAC 


24.95 


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4500 Peripherals 

BigFool 200W P.S.-A50C-600-1HM S84.95 

Commodore A5O0 Power Supply 49.95 

A500 Internal Replacement Drive 49.95 

Salurn External Floppy Drive 880K 89.00 

A501 RAM Expansion Beard 33.95 



Phase 5 


Blizzard 1230-IV w/SOMz CPU 


5189.95 


Blizzard 1240T040/40MZ 


299.95 


Blizzard 1250 Turbo Board 


55995 


Blizzard 12x0 SCSI Module 


12455 


Blizzard 603e PowerPC S75Mz 


569.00 


Blirzaid 603a PowerPC 200Mz 


70900 


Blizzaid: 603e PowerPC 250MZ 


869 00 


Blizzard 2604e PowerPC 150MZ 


879.00 


Blizzard 2604e PowerPC 200M; 1089.00 


CyberGraphx Software 


44.95 


Cybervision 64 3D 4Mb 


259,95 


MPEG Decoder lor CV64 3D 


189,95 


Scan Ooubler Swilch tor CV64 3D 1 1 9.95 


Cyoerstorm 040/40 Mk2 


43995 


Cybers1orm060Mklllw/SCSI3 


729,95 


Cyberstorm PowerPC 150Mz 


869.95 


Cyberstorm PowerPC 200Mz 


1069.95 


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CD-ROM 
Drives 

Pioneer 12X SCSI CD-ROM Drive 
Internal model $119.95 
External mode! SI 79.95 

Planter 24X SCSI CD-ROM Drlva 
Internal model $219.95 
External model $279.95 

Sony CDU-926S 6x Read/2x Write 
Recordable SCSI CO-ROM Drive 
Now you can inexpensively 
record your own CD-ROMs. 
Internal model $329.95 
External model $399.95 

Add Asim CDFS to any CD-ROM drive 
lor $39.95 

Add New Master ISO 2.0 lo Sony 
CDU926Shr $89.95 



Video Products 

Personal Anim. Recorder, Amiga Call 

Personal TBC 4 $829,00 

Vidi Amiga 24 RT Pro 290.95 

Gralfili Graphics Box 99.95 

Video Magician 249.00 



Apollo 



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630/33MZ 68030 
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$189.95 
234.95 



A1Z00 

I260/5OMZ6BO60 $549.95 

1240/25MZ6BO40 299.95 

I240/40MZ 68040 369.95 

1230/50MZ6B030 174.95 

1230 Lite 25Mz CPU + FPU 109.95 

1200 SCSI Module 84 95 

CD-32 

SX32 $229.95 

SX32 Pro 030/33MZ 349.00 

SX32 Pro 030/50MZ 399.00 



Input Devices 

Mlndtcape Powerplayers Joyttlck S9.95 

The 8ug Joystick. 18.00 

Wizard 5S0DPI Black 3 But Mousa 24.95 

Wizard 560DPI Beige 3 Bui Mouse 24.95 

Acid Mouse. 300 DPI, 2 button 18.95 

CBM CD-32 Joypad 12.95 

Logic 3 Action Joypad 19.95 

Goiden Image JP-1 00 Pen Mouse 12 95 

Golden Image Oplo-Mech. Mouse 29.95 

Golden Image Trackball 39,95 

Alfa Oaia Crystal Trackball 34.95 

WICO Slack Max Joysiick 7.95 

4 Player Joysiick Adapter 12.95 

KBIOOAdapler lor AT Keyboard 49.95 

Wacom ArtZ-2 12x12 Tibial 509. 03 

Topolino PC Mouse Adapter 42.95 



CD-32 

New Units in stock w/S CD 

title bundle - Limited Supply 

$199.95 



A 1200 
Computers 

Back in stock from 
Amiga International 

A12D0 w/Maglc Bundle 
$479.95 

A12C0 w/26GMrj HD Magic Pack 
$509.95 

A1Z00 w/1.4Gig HO Magic Pack 

$699.95 

A1200w/2.1GigHD Magic Pack 
$779.95 

3.1 Kits 

AS320 3.1 Kit for the A500. A2000, & 

A2500 - $94.95 

AS330 3.1 Kit for all A30O0S 
$106.95 

AS340 3.1 Kit for all A4000s 
$106.95 

AS312 3.1 Kit for all Al 200s 
5*06.95 

AS306 3.1 Kit (Or all ASOOs 
$94.95 

3.1ROMforA5O0,A6O0, 

A2000 (Specify) S3795 

3.1R0Mset1orA30O0, A4000, 

Al 200 (Specify) 5195 

3.1 Manuals & Disks (no R0M| 5B.95 

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High Density Drives 

A4000. or A4QD0T - JTJ09.95 

A2000 series - $114.35 

A1 zoo series ■ S114.95 

NEW Amtrade External High 
Density Drive - $134.95 



Flat Bed 
Scanners 

Epson Action. Scanner 2, 1200 DPI $299.95 
Epson ES1000 Scanner, 1600 DPI 559.95 
ScanOuli 3 Scanner Software 114,95 

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Quik Pak 

A600 

A60D w/Soltware 
$229.95 

A6D11M1 Chip RAM w/Clock 
$69.95 



A4000T 

We have excellent pricing on 
bundled options including: RAM, 
Toaster, Flyer, larger Hard Drives 
t CD-ROMs. Call, FAX, or E-Mail 
your configuration lor the best 
factory installed pricing. 

A4000T 060/50MZ 

6Mb/2.1GbHD 

$2649.00 

A4000T 040/25MZ 

6Mb/2.1GbHD 
$1949.00 

A4000T 06G750MZ 
34Mb RAM/2. 1Gb HD 

12x SCSI CD-ROM 

Personal Suite Bundle 

$2999.00 



Micronik 
Towers 

Now carrying the new towers 
from Mhroniks, otticially 
licensed by Amiga International. 

A12Mlnl.Twr«M0wP.S. $369-95 
1300TI Inllnil'rv computer 499.95 

1400TI Inllnillv computer 829.95 




Megachip A500/2000 S169.95 

Cobra 1240 40Mz EC CPU 149,95 

Ferrel SCSI-2 Cobra/Mongoose 84.95 

FPU and RAM prices Call 

SpnFire SCSI2 Controller 79.95 
RapidFire SCSI2/RAM Controller 139.95 

WildFire 060 SOHi (or A200Q 1199.95 

The Clock A1200 17.95 

1202 RAM Board w/Clock 89.95 



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Advanced Military Systems 
AGA Experience 
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AGA Toolkit 97 

Amiga CO Sensation I - Demos 
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Amy Resources ■ US Edition, Vol 1 
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Audio Thunder 
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> Blanker Collection 
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Clipart Warehouse 1 , 2 (Specify) 
Colour Library 

Corporate Video Backgrounds 
DataMix 

da Capo Mods & Sounds 
Deluxe Faints NEW 
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Demo CD 1.2 (Specily) 
Desktop Video CD 2 
Distant Suns 5.01 CD NEW 
EMC-Phasc1 or 2 (Specify) 
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Epic Interactive Encyclopedia 1997 
Epic Collection 3 
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Eric Schwartz CD-Archive 
Euro CD Vol 1 or Vol 2 (Specify) 
EuroScene 
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Fanlaseas 

Fractal Pro Image Library 
Fresh Fonts Vol 2 
Gamer's Delight 2 
Gateway t or 2 (Specify) 
Geek Gadgets 
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GFX Sensations 
G IF Gallery Vol 1 
Giga Graphics 
Global Amiga Experience 

> Gold Fish 2, 3 (Specily) 
Guiness Book of World Records 
Hidden Truth 
Horror Sensation 
Hottest 4. 5. E (Specity) 
Hound ol the Baskervilles 
Humanoid LW or Imagine (Spec) 
ImageVision 
Imagine PD 3D 
Insight: Dinosaurs 
Insight: Technology 
Interior Design Collection 
Internet's Avalon CD-ROM 
Into the Net (2 CDs) 
Kara Fonts Com ptete Collection 
Learning Curve 
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Amiga Forever 


Official Amiga Emulator 4 more 


12.95 


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12,95 






22,95 


Vlagic Publisher 


4995 


17.95 


vlagic Workbench Enhancer 


26.95 


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I suspect the Amiga's ENV: and 
ENVARC: devices, along with the 
entire topic of Environmental Variables, 
are among the most mysterious parts of 
the operating system for many. This mys- 
tery often results in Amigas which are 
wasting RAM that could be used for ap- 
plications. The lost RAM is consumed by 
the Environment, for variables that are 
not required. 

A quick look at what the Environmental 
Variables are and how they work is essen- 
tial. Then we'll discuss two tools you can 
add to your Amiga to help you manage 
the Environment. Full use of these tools 
is not for the faint of heart, but all Ami- 
gans can gain some benefits from them. 

An Environmental Variable is similar to 
a line from a configuration file. It controls 
how a portion of your Amiga is set up. 
For example, if you have assigned a par- 
ticular icon image as the default image 
for disk icons, an Environmental Variable 
called def_disk.info will be created. Any 
disk inserted in your computer will refer 
to this variable to obtain an image for its 
disk icon, unless it has a physical icon tile 
already on the disk. 

The versions of your Workbench soft- 
ware and Kickstarl software are stored in 
Environmental Variables, called 
Workbench and Kickstarl appropriately 
enough. Any program running on the 
computer can check these variables to see 
if the versions are recent enough, and 
issue an error if they are not. 

Many programmers make use of this 
Environment system to set up parameters 
for their applications. This is NOT how 
Environmental Variables were meant to 
be used, but it's common. The variables 
were meant for system wide concerns, as 
the disk icon and versions in our ex- 
amples. Using them for programs means 
as you add more and more applications to 
your system, more and more 
Environmental Variables are created. 

The definition files for the 



Environmental Variables are written to a 
disk directory called Env-Archive. This 
directory is given the logical name 
ENVARC:, so you can access it as if it 
were a disk. 

A second storage area is also created 
for Environmental Variables. This is the 
directory ENV in the RAM disk. It is 
given the logical name ENV:. This is 
where a problem may develop. At boot 
lime, all the contents of ENVARC: are 
copied to ENV:. This consumes RAM. 
even for variables from programs you 
aren't using. Worse, if you remove a pro- 
gram from your disk, its variables will 
stay behind in ENVARC: and be copied 
to ENV: every time you boot, unless you 
go in and remove them by hand. 1 don't 



recommend you do that unless you know 
just what you are doing! 

A number of programs exist to help you 
manage this situation. A good one is 
"Envman," written by Dominique Lone. 
It gives you a Graphical User Interface 
through which you can examine your 
Amiga's environment, and make changes. 
The program documentation begins with 
this warning: "If you are not a skilled 
AmigaDOS user: Don't even try this ap- 
plication!" Strong words, and worth 
remembering. However, if you install 
Envman you can use it to examine your 
environment without causing damage. 
Read the documentation thoroughly and 
don't delete anything unless you're sure 
it's not needed, and you'll be fine. 

In fact, there's a way to avoid deleting 




ij robably the most advanced feature 
*" added to AmigaOS 3.x is Datatypes. 
Datatypes are files which describe a (ile 
format allowing any program that sup- 
ports datatypes to read that file format. 
Datatypes are tremendously versatile and 
can be used to support file formats from a 
simple text file to MPEG video. 

Datatypes basically work as filters for 
any program that supports them. For ex- 
ample, when a program wants to import a 
JPEG image it merely redirects the 
decoding to the datatype which proceeds 
to decode the image into a format under- 
standable by the program, and then sends 
the output to that program. 

Many programs support datatypes, both 
freely distributable and commercial. 
Personal Paint allows images to be im- 



By Paul Morabito 



ported using datatypes as does 
Photogenics. STFax and AWeb. 
Multiview, supplied with AmigaOs 3.x 
relics totally on datatypes to view files. 

Bui there are problems and restrictions 
with the datatypes and datatype libraries 
that come with AmigaOS 3.x. First, 
everybody planning on seriously using 
datatypes should get a copy of the 
updated datatypes. library, found on 
Amine! al util/ltbs/dtypes454upd.lha. 
This includes many bug fixes and im- 
provements over the original Commodore 
library. Users of graphics cards should 
get a copy of the updated v43 pic- 
ture. datatype util/dtype/PictDT43,lha 
which allows images of depths greater 
than S bits (256 colors) to be viewed as 
well as numerous other features unseen in 

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anything. If you have enough disk space 
for ENVARC: to grow, and most people 
do, then there's another way to keep the 
ENV directory under control. That's 
through the use of the second of our pro- 
grams. "HappyENV." written by Martin 
Gierich. HappyENV restructures the 
Environment to make it stop wasting 
RAM. The program replaces the ENV: 
assignment in the RAM disk with a sep- 
arate, resizable ram disk of its own and 
assigns ENV: to this new device. Only 
Environmental Variables actually needed 
by the computer are copied from 
ENVARC: to this new ENV:. This means 
a slightly longer startup time when you 
first run a program, but I doubt you'll 
ever notice it. What you may notice is 
more RAM available in your computer, 
depending on how much "junk" you have 
accumulated in ENVARC:. 

Installing HappyENV requires more 
than beginner knowledge of the Amiga. 
You have to modify your Startup- 
Sequence file, something that should 
never be done unless absolutely neces- 



sary. Excellent instructions are provided 
in the HappyENV archive, but if you are 
the least bit unsure of the installation, 
have someone who's comfortable 
doing such things help you. 

Once HappyENV is installed and the 
computer is rebooted, run Envman. 
Check the list of Environmental Variables 
in the "Archive" window (shows 
ENVARC: contents) and the "Global" 
window (shows ENV: contents). Keep an 
eye on these as you work with your 
system. You may be amazed! The savings 
in RAM might be substantial, and could 
easily be justification for using these pro- 
grams. 

II' you want more benefits, and you're 
brave, and you've been tracking the 
Environment long enough to be sure of 
what you're doing, you can use Envman 
to delete simple Environmental Variables 
that are no longer needed by your soft- 
ware. If your programs set up subdirec- 
tories in ENVARC:. you'll have to use the 
shell or a directory tool to eliminate them. 
At this point. Envman doesn't handle 



entire directories of variables. One other 
point: don't blame me or either program's 
author if anything goes wrong and you 
have to reinstall or reconfigure some- 
thing. These are very handy enhan- 
cements to Amiga OS, but dangerous 
especially if pushed too far or used 
without caution. Use them based on your 
level of expertise, and you should be very 
happy with both. 

Envman is freeware. I could find no 
version number, but the most recent copy 
I know of has a 1996 copyright date. It 
should work on any Amiga with Amiga 
OS 3.1, perhaps with earlier versions. 
Find it on Aminet in util/wb/Envman.lha. 

HappyENV 1.0 is cardware: the author 
requests a picture postcard from users, a 
generous offer. HappyENV runs fine 
under Amiga OS 3.1 and may run under 
earlier versions. There are no special 
processor or RAM requirements. 
HappyENV is available from Aminet, 
disk/misc/HappyENV.lha. 



the Commodore v42 and lower releases. 
There are also updates of sound. datatype 
and animation. datatype available on 
Aminet. 

An organization has also been created, 
called The Datatypes Association, to 
ensure that datatypes arc developed ami 
improved upon. Us members are largely 
programmers and developers and they are 
responsible for the continual improve- 
ment and coordination of the datatypes 
system. 

AmigaOS includes a range of standard 
datatypes for AmigaGuide documents. 
ILBM images, IFF anims and 8SVX 
sound files amongst others. However, if 
you are often involved in exchanging files 
between platforms, interested in multi- 
media, or are connected to the Internet 
you will soon realize there are many 
other file formats around and those 
supplied are simply not enough. The 



util/dtype directory is a whole directory 
on Aminet full of datatypes for all 
manner of common and uncommon file 
formats. 

Every Amiga should at least have a 
GIF, JPEG arufwAVE datatype. Both GIF 
and JPEG are image file formats popular 
on all platforms and are extensively used 
on the Internet, while WAVE is a sound 
file format popular on the PC and also in 
widespread usage on other platforms and 
the Internet. For images the "ak" series of 
datatypes by Andreas Kleinert (also 
author of SuperView, see issue 10) are 
the most stable and up to date. The JPEG 
datatype is available on Aminet at 
util/diype/akJFIF43\.lha. Due to restric- 
tions on the GIF image format, the akGIF 
datatype has been removed from Aminet. 
In its place I recommend getting the 
ZGIF datatype found on Aminet at 
util/dtype/ZGIFDT39.18.1ha. A WAVE 



datatype can also be found on Aminet at 
util/dtype/fpWAV_dt40.2.1ha. 

Installing datatypes is a breeze. Usually 
an installation script is provided with the 
program, but if one isn't all you have to 
do is copy the file ending with '.datatype' 
to classes/datatypes on your Workbench 
disks or partition. The other file, usually 
with the name of the file format it is 
describing, can be copied to either 
devs/datatypes or storage/datatypes. If 
you want the datatype active every time 
your Amiga is booted then put it in 
devs/datatypes otherwise copy it to 
storage/datatypes. If you wish to activate 
a datatype in the storage/datatypes drawer 
all you have to do is double click on its 
icon. 



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DUNE 2 (Battte/Spice) 
OPERATION COMBAT 2 
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Value Priced : $ 29.95 




. Direct Communications, That Is 



By Davis Sprague 

Si ay you have a file that you want to 
^ send to a friend, and for the sake of 
argument, let's say you don't want to use 
a network because o( privacy con- 
siderations. You could put your file on a 
diskette and hoof it over to your friend 
and hand it to him. This is what has been 
jokingly referred to as "sneakernet." and 
it is the most secure method of transfer. 
But if you both have modems, there 
is an easier method and what ii 
requires is terminal software. 

The name terminal comes from 
the old system architecture, where 
a mainframe computer functioned 
as the center of a network, with a 
number of branches like spokes 
extending from this compuler 
toward the users. At the end of 
each spoke was usually a dummy 
terminal. As with many of the 
early networks, different com- 
panies developed different stan- 
dards for how this information was 
sent and received. Thus, there are 
many different proprietary terminal 
types. 

The two emulations that are used today 
for most of the communications work are 
the VT102 and the ANSI (or ANSI-BBS) 
types. These are preferred because they 
are intuitive and rather easy to use. Other 
types of terminals may require com- 
plicated control character manipulations, 
but with VT102 and ANSI, generally, 
what you type is what you get. There are 
many other terminals that you may wish 
to try such as RIP. which is used to create 
a graphic point 'n click style interface. 

When looking over Amiga terminal 
emulation programs, you may see some- 
thing called an XEM library. This is an 
external EMulation library which can be 
called by programs supporting (he XEM 
standard to emulate various terminal 
types. They are stored in the LIBS: direc- 
tory, and are called by the terminal pro- 



It 



gram to encode and decode data going to 
and from the network. 

Sending a binary data file (programs, 
images, etc.) is different then sending a 
set of ASCII characters and requires a 
function developed after terminals ex- 
panded beyond the dummy terminal 
stage. This function is called a transfer 
protocol. A transfer protocol is a way of 



be helpful to know at least a few^ 



can be helpful To Know aT leasT a 
of the common Hayes command sets, 

so here are just a few: 
+++': Gets modems attention for 
command input 
j>ATDT: Dial and connect for touch tone 
phones 
ATDP: Dial and connect for pulse phones 
ATA: Answer and connect 
TH: Hang-up 
> ATZ: Resets modem to default settings 



encoding a file so that it can travel 
through a network and be reconstituted at 
the receiving point, whole and intact. The 
commonly used protocols for sending 
binary data are Zmodem. Ymodem, 
Xmodem and Kermil. Zmodem is the 
most advanced at this point, allowing for 
error checking, error correction, and file 
completion. 

As with emulations, there are cXternal 
transfer Protocol libraries. These XPR 
libraries also reside in the LIBS: direc- 
tory and allow configuration of many dif- 
ferent protocols to maximize transmis- 
sion speed over your particular network. 

OK, back to the problem at hand. It 
lunis out thai terminals can be connected 
directly to form a one-to-one network. To 
do this with your friend, first make sure 
that you both have terminal software, and 
that you are using the same emulation 



and file transfer protocols. Next decide 
who is going to be the "caller" and who is 
going to be the "answerer." Once the con- 
nection is established, it doesn't matter 
which is which. 

The "caller" types ATD### where ### 
is the telephone number of the 
"answerers" modem. When the 
"answerer" sees that the line is ringing - 
usually the modem sends some cute 
message like "RING" - they should 
type ATA. After each AT com- 
mand the modem should send a 
message "OK" back to your ter- 
minal screen. If all goes well, the 
modems will start making noises. 
This is called handshaking. With 
luck the modems soon go quiet 
and your terminals are connected. 
Now when you or your friend 
types, it will appear on both 
screens (make sure duplex is set to 
half). The same happens when 
your friend types. 
At this point, you should be able 
to access the file sending function of 
your terminal program, select the file to 
send, and transmit it to your friend's 
computer. When you are done type 
"+++", then "ATH" after the "OK" screen 
prompt to hang up. Most terminals 
automate some of this process by giving 
menu items for dialing and hanging up. 
etc. Likewise, most modems comply at 
least superficially to the standard "Hayes 
compatible" set of codes listed above. If 
your modem does not, you'll have to go 
through the modem manual to get the 
command set straight to address your 
modem directly. 

Well that's it. the in's and out's of direct 
connection of two computers over a 
modem line. 



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By Davis Sprague 

I had first planned to write a compara- 
' tive analysis of the available terminal 
programs currently available in the public 
domain. As ii turned out several were 
only usable if you bought keyliles, so 1 
couldn't evaluate them properly. Others 
were quite quirky like Dreamterm, or 
Nanoterm. but side from their amusement 
value, they had little special to offer. 
Then there were the partially enabled 
commercial programs, like the public 
domain version of Terminus, but these are 
crippled demos, not shareware. I con- 
sider AmTerm. from Vaporware, to be a 
weak contender. Although I reviewed 
AmTelnet favorably in the past, 
AmTerm— which is essentially AmTelnet 
configured to run through your serial 
port-is a very poor offering in the rela- 
tively developed area of terminal emula- 
tors. Finally, there were the nice but old 
programs like VLTjr, but they haven't 
been updated in years and don't take ad- 
vantage of the newer Amiga OS versions, 
etc. After eliminating these programs, I 
was left with one program to discuss and 
that program is Term. 

Term is giftware. and is available on 
Aminet, as well as through most share- 
ware dealers. On Aminet, it is distributed 
as a number of files, and a master file 
called a roadmap. To decide which files 
you need, get the roadmap file and read it. 
It will describe the procedure for assem- 
bling Term for your system. There are 
separate binaries for 68000 or ac- 
celerated 680x0 processors, as well as 
libraries, and extra files. These all install 
easily. The most recent version of term is 
a patch from version 4.7 to 4.7c. This 
requires that you download and install 
term as the roadmap indicates, and then 
download the latest patch file 
term_47c_pch.lha, unarchive this, and 
install the patch as well. All this is done 
with standard installer scripts, so the in- 
stallation, though complex, isn't difficult. 

Term is entirely configurable, so you 



can determine whether the display will be 
a screen or a window, which fonts you 
want to use, the colors involved, the in- 
formation display, etc. It is fully system 
compliant. Term also uses both llie XKM 
and XPR class of libraries and these are 
also included in the distribution. With 
XEM. XPR and built in emulations. Term 
can emulate virtually any terminal neces- 
sary. 

In my experience, Term is exceptionally 
stable and has never interacted with my 
background tasks. If it is launched with 
the serial port occupied by another pro- 
gram, it will notify you, and load itself 
without connection to the port. It has all 
the common terminal functions, including 
a "Phonebook" to store frequently used 
numbers. The Phonebook also includes a 
full set of available preferences for the 
program with each number, so when the 
connection is made, the correct con- 
figuration of the terminal is automatically 
loaded. 

Several very nice functions not found 
together in any of the competition are the 
button bars, appicon, iconify. and ARexx 
scripting functions. The FastiMacros con- 
figuration function allows a button bar to 
be created and displayed in a separate 
window on the screen. This button bar 
can execute commands and send mes- 
sages through the terminal. This is aside 
from the fully configured function keys. 
If you launch Term as a window on the 
workbench, you'd find that there is an 
appicon placed on the workbench as well. 
Files dropped here are loaded into the 
upload que, and are automatically sent 
when the upload binary filets) menu op- 
tion is clicked on. Term can also be set to 
release the serial port on iconification. 



This way, you can connect with your in- 
ternet server using Term to dial and send 
the logon information, and then iconify 
Term and start you're TCP/IP stack. 
When you're done, term is restarted by 
clicking on the icon, and it recaptures the 
serial port. This is especially useful with 
stack emulators like "mlink." 

Term's ARexx scripting function is 
fairly unique. If you use the Record 
Script menu item, or click on the Start 
Record on Connect gadget in the dialing 
window. Term will write a script to do 
what you do in response to what the com- 
puter you connect to sends, until you pull 
down this menu and stop recording. Then 
this ARexx script is stored and you are 
prompted as to whether you want to use 
this script every time you dial this 
number. If so, it is automatically added to 
the Phonebook configuration file. In this 
way you can automate sign-on to a dis- 
tant computer, simply doing it once and 
recording it. Then when you click on the 
Phonebook entry, the number is dialed 
and you are signed on, all by the magic of 
ARexx. 

Overall, Term is an excellent effort, and 
has diligently been maintained and 
debugged by its creator, Olaf Barthel. 
Were this a review, I'd have to give Term 
an A+, as the standard that all other ter- 
minal emulation programs should aspire 
to. As a giftware project, the value is 
remarkable, and the program itself is a 
combination of the best that terminal 
emulators have to offer. Term is ob- 
viously a labor of love, similar to the 
Amiga OS itself. I only hope Mr. Barthel 
continues to work on and update Term to 
keep it in the forefront of Amiga soft- 
ware. 



So, you think Term comes ready 


to 


comm/term/term-loca le , lha 


download in one easy file? Think again. 


Extras: 


Here's a list of Aminet addresses for the 


comm/term-extras.lha 


many available Term files. 




Documentation: 

comm/term/term-doc.lha 


Overview: 




commAerm/terni-dvi.lha 


comm/termAerm-roadmap.txt 




Source code: 


Binaries: 




comm/term/term-source.lha 


comm/term/lenm-main.lha 




Patches: 


(68000 version) 




com m/term/te rm_47a_pch . In a 


comm/term/term-030.1ha 




(4.7 to 4.7a) 


(68020+ version) 




eomm/lenn/term_47b_pch.lha 


Libraries: 




(4.7 to 4.7b) 


comm/term/term-libs.lha 




comni/term/terrn_47e_peh . lha 


Locale: 




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With th& PowerUp product line phase 5 digital products bnngs you the most innovative and 
advanced accelerator concept whrch has ever been released for Amiga computers, With the expe- 
rience of world's leading accelerator technology for the Amiga, the development leam at phase 5 
has combined the high-performance PowerPC RISC processors and the 68k processors that work 
in today's Amiga models into a true multi -processing environment But even more important, with 
groundbreaking software development phase 5 has integrated the PowerPC RISC processor into 
the Amiga's multitasking environment: With the two processors - the 6Bk and the PowerPC RISC 
processor - running in parallel and sharing the same memory, tasks can run on either of the 
processors and communicate via the usual Amiga OS functions. Existing applications written for 
the 63k processor work as before, as a 100% compalabilrty is provided with the PowerUp solution, 
while software that supports the PowerPC RISC processor can reach new performance dtmerv 
sions which Amiga owners never thought possible on their existing machines! 

By the integration of fast PowerPC 603e processors for the A1200 PowerUp models and the high- 
end PowerPCS04e processors for the A20OQ/A300O/A40OO PowerUp models, these Amiga models 
can be upgraded to performance levels that compete with todays fastest personal computer sys- 
tems available Independent reviews of the US computer magazine Byte have shown that a 
PowerP C603e-based computer achieved a performance level up to two times faster than a 
Pent rum -based system with the same processor clock speed, while a PowerPC604e-based system 
at 200MHz still reached a performance of 20-60% beyond the performance of a 200 MHz Pentium 
Pro-based system For the Amiga user who upgrades his Amiga with a PowerUp board this means 
that applications which are optimized for the PowerPC processor can run some 10 to 15 times 
faster than on todays fastest 68060 based accelerator cards (or some 30-50 limes faster than a 
stock Amiga 4000) - really an impressive and breathtaking leap into a new dimension of perfor- 
mance 1 

The sophisticated PowerUp combination of hardware and software allows software developers lo 
easily start porting thar existing applications to make use of the superior performance of the 
PowerPC processor phase 5 digital products has been shipp:ng developer versions of the 
PowerUp boards to leading software developers worldwide since end of 1996. and has supported 
the start of the development of key applications for these new processor boards. Many leading 
Amiga software developers are already working on products that support the vast power of the 
PowerPC RISC processors, opening a completely new dimension for powerful applications, among 
them 3D and ray-tracing applications, image manipulation tools and paint packages, development 
packages, internet browsers, emulators and even games. With the release of the commercial ver- 
sions of the PowerUp boards in 1997, an increasing number of commercial software applications 
that support the PowerUp can be expected, beyond that, a strong response by shareware and 
freeware developers and several PowerPC programming congests sponsored by phase 5 will 
support the upcoming release of many professional and powerful shareware/freeware tools for the 
new generation of PowerUp Arnigas. 

Solutions for everybody 

Phase 5 digital products has a complete product line of PowerUp accelerators for vanous Amiga 
systems under development. All these accelerators are being primarily designed as upgrades for 
those users who already own a 68k-based accelerator for their Amiga. ThBy come wrth a socket 
for either a 68030, 66040 or 66060 processor which they need as a companion processor, and 
which can be taken from the user's existing 68k accelerator card or purchased in addition to the 
PowerUp accelerator. After installation of the 68k processor on the PowerUp accelerator and the 
installation of the PowerUp accelerator into the Amiga, the wohd of PowerPC/68k m uniprocessing 
is open for the user immediately! With this upgrade technology, the investments which once went 
into the existing accelerators are saved, as the old processor does not become obsolete. 

Software that comes, along with the PowerUp accelerator boards 

The PowerUp accelerators will be shipped with a comprehensive software package. Beside the 
powerful and comprehansive RISC support multiprocessing library which allows the transparent 
integration of the PowerPC processor into the Amiga multitasking OS environment, all boards are 
shipped with CyberGraphX V3 Native including PowerPC-aplimizBd CyberGL 3D libraries and 
MPEG functions which allow fast 3D applications and multimedia tasks to run on the high-perfor- 
mance PowerPC processors. Also available are comprehensive software tools including a public 
domain GNU C compiler with PowerPC support as well as free demo software and utilities and 
developer support via the phase 5 FTP site. With these tools the PowerUp boards are also a per- 
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5 accelerators (except tha Blizzard 1230-1) and requires only the proof of purchase and serial num- 
ber of the product (please note that second-hand purchased products are excluded from the 
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CYBERSTORM PPC -150, -180, -200 

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The Cyberstorm PPC is the high-end PowerUp accelerator (or Amiga 3000M000jT) systems and 
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CyberVisionPPC This board is ideally suited for atl A30007A4000 users who already own an accel- 
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A2620 68020 @ 16MhZ W/68881 149 

math co processor & MMU and 
four megabytes of memory. Not 
expandable past four mb (A2000) 

A2630 68030 @ 25Mhz w/68882 249 

math co processor S MMU and 
four megabytes of memory(A2000) 

A3640 68040 @ 25MhZ w/built in 175 

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DKB Cobra 68030 @ 33MhZ 139 

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GVP 1230 Turbo Series I 68EC030 95 
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memory (A1200) 

GVP 1230 Turbo Series II 68030 149 

@ 50mhz with MMU. battery 
backed clock, expandable 
to 32 MB of memory (A1200) 

GVP A530 Turbo 68030 @ 40Mhz. 249 
SCSI I & II hard drive controller 
with internal and external SCSI 
connectors and memory expansion 
up to eight megabytes (A500) 

GVP-M Falcon 68040 @ 25Mhz 299 

w/built in math co processor & 
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Microbotics VXL 30 68030@40Mhz B9 
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Microbotics VXL 30 68030@50Mhz 99 
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SOCKET of Amiga 500 or 2000 

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w/math co processor, mmu and 
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- For Amiga 4000, 1200 and 600 

Amber Display Chip (replacement) 

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Lisa (391227-01) 

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Ramsey Revision 07 

- Fixes memory access problems 
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Super Buster Revision 11 

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Super Dmac Revision 04 

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croSsDos 
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CrossDOS has long been assisting 
Amiga owners to live in a world 
glutted with IBM compatible computers. 
It's such an important part of Amiga 
computing that it was added to the op- 
crating system some time ago. That being 
the case, why would anybody go out and 
buy a copy? The answer is simple— the 
Wintel computer world has moved on 
since Amiga OS 3.1 came out, and the 
version of CrossDOS that comes with 
your computer no longer meets all needs. 

There may be a few Atnigans who don't 
know what CrossDOS does, so here's a 
brief description. It allows you to use 
MS/DOS formatted floppy drives, hard 
drives and removable media as if they 
were native to the Amiga. There are cer- 
tain limitations. Since the disks have an 
MS/DOS format to them. MS/DOS 
limitations apply. Improvements to 
MS/DOS have removed most restrictions, 
but you still can't have Amiga style file 
notes, or all the protection bits which the 
Amiga can use. 

CrossDOS is not a PC emulator. It will 
not allow you to run MS/DOS or 
Windows programs on your Amiga. For 
that, you must install either a hardware or 
software emulator. What it does do is 
make transferring data from a PC to an 
Amiga simple and painless. That's a very 
worthwhile goal in itself. 

The latest version is CrossDOS Version 
7 Gold. This edition has been upgraded in 
several areas. Most importantly, it can 
now handle long file names as generated 
by Windows 95 and Windows NT. No 
longer are you limited to the old "eight 
dot three" filename format. As many 



companies standardize on either 95 or 
NT, this becomes a much needed feature. 
The hard drive configuration program has 
been improved, and there are changes 
designed to make the program easier to 
use and more transparent to the user. 

In my tests I found CrossDOS ex- 
tremely reliable. Using the supplied in- 
staller script, it integrates itself seam- 
lessly into the Amiga environment. The 
only concern I have is that the Amiga's 
Mount, DiskCopy and Format commands 
are replaced with new versions. However, 
I have seen no problems with using these 
new versions under Amiga OS 3.1. The 
new command programs are expanded to 
deal with MS/DOS disks as well as 
Amiga OS disks. 

CrossDOS comes with a commodity to 
handle text file translations. The Amiga 
and MS/DOS machines have several dif- 
ferences in the way they handle text files. 
This commodity, when active, translates 
between the two systems. It has to make 
some assumptions, so on very rare occa- 
sions there may be editing required on a 
transferred file. This is most likely when 
international characters are included in 
the text, as the two systems handle them 
differently. Keep in mind that text trans- 
lation should NEVER be used when 
transferring binary [program] files lis ii 
will likely corrupt them. 

In addition to reading and writing from 
floppies. CrossDOS can work with 
various hard drive setups. This is really 
only useful with removable hard drive 
media, such as Zip or SyQuest drives. It 
is recommended that such media be for- 
matted on a real MS/DOS computer, but 
CrossDOS will do it if necessary. 

A second type of hard drive CrossDOS 
can handle is the simulated. Using the 
supplied conligDISK program (not the 
Install program as stated erroneously in 
the manual) you can format an Amiga 
partition to MS/DOS. This may come in 
handv to users of software emulators. 



such as PC-Task or PCx. 

Third, the disk configuration program 
can also set up a simulated hard disk. 
This may also be useful for users of soft- 
ware emulators or the Amiga 
Bridgeboards. 

A series of useful support utilities are 
provided. We have already mentioned 
some. There is also QuickPrep for 
working with CrossDOS configured hard 
drives. DiskChk to check the validity of 
disks. DiskChg for use with drives that 
don't auto-sense a disk change, and 
Dr_CrossDOS to help you diagnose 
problems. 

The manual that comes with CrossDOS 
is adequate, though you may have to 
search a bit to answer some questions. 
My copy had some printing errors, but 
they were not serious. The one caveat I 
found is a hug that should be under con- 
trol by the lime you read this. This bug 
prevents you from copying more than 
about 200 to 250 files into any directory 
or sub-directory. | A patch should now be 
available on the Consultron web site to 
resolve this problem.- ed] 

CrossDOS rales an "A" in my book. 
This is a supremely useful program for 
anyone who needs or wants to work with 
MS/DOS and Windows computers as 
well as the Amiga. Given changes in 
Windows machines in recent years. Ver- 
sion 7 Gold is an absolute necessity for 
such people and I recommend it highly. 

CrossDOS is developed by Consultron 
and was tested on an A3000 with 12 Mb 
RAM, and OS 3.1. It will work on any 
Amiga with Amiga OS 2.0 or higher and 
you will need an Amiga high density 
floppy to access high density PC disks. 
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1 x4-70ns Page Zip 8.95 

Ix4-80ns Page Dip 9.95 

256x4-70ns Page Dip 3.00 

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1x36-60nsSIMM 16.00 

2x32.60ns SIMM 35,00 

4x32-60ns SIMM 45,00 

8x32-60ns SIMM 69.00 

16x32-60nsSIMM 189.00 

1x8-70nsSIMM 15,00 

lx9-70nsSIMM 16.00 

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4x9-70ns SIMM 26.00 

GVP4mbSIMM 54.95 

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Toshiba 1.4gb IDE 209.95 
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3.5" Hard Drives 

Quantum 1.2gb SCSI 199.95 

F/S2 1 2ms 4500rpm 
Quantum 1.2gb IDE 129,95 

EDIE 12ms5400rpm 
Quantum 2.1gb SCSI 259.95 

U/S3 10ms5400rpm 
Quantum 4.3gb SCSI 379,95 

U/S3 10ms 6400rpm 
Quantum 6.4gb SCSI 499 95 

U/S3 1 0ms S400rpm 
Quantum 9gb SCSI 899.95 

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CD ROM Drives 

NEC4xl/E 69/119.00 

Toshiba 12x l/E 139/199.00 
NECl6xl/E 119/169.00 

Toshiba 32x l/E 1 79/229.00 
Sony 2x6 Recorder 299.00 
Yamaha 4x6 ReWrite 529.00 
AsimCDFS3.B 49.95 

w/Fish CD 
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Software 




Amiga Developer CD 


17.95 


Amiga Forever 


27.95 


Amiga Vision 


19.95 


Amiga Repair Kit 


39.00 


Atninet 20-22 


17.95 


Aminet Set 5 


29.00 


AmiTCP4.x 


89.95 


Amy Resources US#1 


17.95 


AWeb-ll Ver. 3 


41.95 


Cyqnus Ed Pro Rel. 4 


39.95 


Deep Core CD32 


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Design Works 1.1 


5,95 


D/Generation CD32 


9.95 


DOpus Megellan 


74.95 


DOpus Upgd from 5.5 


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Final Writer Rel. 4 


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Geek Gadgets 


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Geek Gadgets Vei. 2 


18.95 


Global Effect 


9-95 


GPFax 


45.95 


[Browse 


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iBrowse+Termite TCP 


77.95 


Meeting Pearl IV 


7.95 


Nigel Manselfs CD32 


9.95 


Oxypatch 


24.95 


PC Task 4.3 


79.95 


Pinball/Sleep Walker 


9.95 


QuarterBack6.1 


34.95 


Scan Quix 3 w/Driver 


99.00 


Squirrel Zip/Jaz Tools 


24.95 


Termite TCP 


39.95 


Turbo Print 6.D 


69.95 


Wild Wheel 


695 


ZoolCD32 


9.95 


Micronik 




infinitivA1200 Case 


119.00 


infinitiv A1400T 


699.00 


infinitiv 230W PSU 


69,00 


Top Case 5.25" 


45.00 


Top Case 3.5" 


15.00 


A 1200KB Case 


49.00 


Power Bridge Connect 


10.00 


Front Bezel 5,25" 


8.00 


SCSI Slot BezBl 


22.00 


Blizzard SCSI Adaptor 


25,00 


Fourfold Adaptor 


39.00 


infinitiv 1.76mbFDD 


79.00 


PCMCIA Adapter 


32.00 



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1.3 ROM 13.95 

2.04 ROM 19.95 
2.04 ROM (A3000) 24.95 

3.0 ROM (A4000) 24.9S 

3.1 ROM (A5/2000) 36.95 
3.1 ROM (A 1200) 46.95 
3.1 ROM (A3/4000) 46.95 
3.1 Kit (A5/2000) 89.95 
3.1 Kit(A1200) 89 95 
3.1 KH(A3/4000) 89,95 
3.1 SW& Manual 56.95 
8375 imeg Agnus 19.95 
8372A 1 meg Agnus 34.95 
8372B2meg Agnus 39.95 
8364 R7 Paula 10.95 
8373 Super Denise 29.95 
5719 Gary 10.95 
8520 CIA 9.95 
A2091 ROM R. 7 29.95 
A2620-30 ROM R. 7 29.95 
Ramsey Rev. 7 29.95 
Super Buster Rev. 1 1 29.95 
Super Dmac Rev 4 49.95 
W.D. SCSI 8A 27.95 

Hardware 

A500/1200 880k FDD 39.95 

Amlrade 1.76 FDD 114.95 

Power XL Ext. FDD 114.95 

A500/1200PSU 35.95 

C64 PSU 15.00 

A2/3/4000 Keyboard 59.95 

CBM 2091 Card 59.00 

DataFlyer 2000 SCSI 69.95 

Oktagon SCSI 79.95 

15-23 pin Adaptor 24.95 

Ml 701 Monitor 679.00 

GVP I/O Extender 114.95 

Wizard 3-b Mouse 19.95 

WICO Joystick 8.95 

CD32Joypad 12.95 

Epson 1000C Scan 499.00 

dkb 1200 Clock 10.00 

Baseboard 1200 9.95 

Picasso IVCard 429.00 

Picasso-1084 Cable 34.95 

Supra 5D0XP 129.00 

Supra RX RAM 79.00 

A520 Adapter 1 5.95 



Phase 5 

CyberVision 64 3D 259.00 
Blizzard 1240T 299.95 

Blizzard SCSI Kit 129.00 

CyberStorm MKII 6S9.00 

CyberStorm MKIII 669.00 
CyberStorm PPC 200 999.00 

ACT Electronics 

Mini Megachip 119.00 

Apollo 600 030/50 189.00 

Apollo A1 200 030/33 99.00 

Apollo A 1200 030/40 119.00 

Apollo A 1200 030/50 139.00 

Apollo A2000 030/25 169.00 

Apollo A2000 030/50 209.00 

Modems 

Supra Express 56k E 169.00 
Sportster 56k E 199.00 

IBM PC Software 

Breast Wimin CD 9.95 

Campaign II CD 9.95 

Chess Master 4000 9,95 

Education Platinum 6.95 

Encyclopedia CD 6.95 

Eye of I he Beholder CD 9.95 

Lawmower Man CD 9.95 

Links Championship 9.95 

Mavis Beacon Typing 9.95 

Microsoft Arcade 9.95 

Media Chips Money 6.95 

MPC Wizard 2.0 5.95 

Power Tools CD 6.95 

UNIX Power Tools 6.95 

Wing Commander Acad 9.95 

Wing Commander Delx. 9.95 

Wing Commander 4,95 
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IBM PC Hardware 

Force Analog Joystick 12.95 

Tad + Analog Joystick 1295 

S. Blaster Speakers 69.95 

Supra 2400i Modem 19.95 

Hedaka 2400i Modem 15.95 

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your computer, software and peripherals 
are the Usenet newsgroups. The Usenet 
comprises a worldwide set of servers on 
the Internet, which carry messages on 
many thousands of topics organized in 
newsgroups. To read or add to the pos- 
tings, you need a news reader and a con- 
nection to the Internet. 

Author Christopher Aldi has created a 
full featured, well-designed newsgroup 
reader in New York [the program, not the 
state -ed], developed by Finale 
Development. During extensive tests, the 
program performed very well and the 
controls proved to be well laid out and 
easy to use. 

As with any newsreader, your first step 
is to install the program, then configure it 
to find your Internet Service Provider's 
NNTP news server. You may need to con- 
tact your ISP for details. Other than the 
name of the server, the small but well- 
written manual will provide you with all 
the information you need to get started 
and to operate New York. Manual author 
John Kelly is to be commended for his 
work. The manual is clear, concise and 
contains the essential information. The 
only potentially confusing item is where 
it refers to the "address" for your ISP's 
NNTP server. What's really needed is the 
server's name, though you could 
probably use the IP address instead. I'd 
recommend using the servers name if 
possible. That way. if your ISP moves the 
server to a different address. New York 
should continue to work without recon- 
figuration. 

One nice feature escaped the manual. 
The main New York window has two sec- 
tions separated by a tool bar for selecting 
commands. The top section of the 
window displays article headers: the 
bottom is where you read selected ar- 
ticles. Just below the tool bar is a thin 
drag bar. Grab it with the mouse pointer, 
and pull up or down to change the rela- 
tive sizes of the header and reading areas. 
Very slick! 

The first time New York contacts the 
NNTP server, it will download a list of all 
the newsgroups provided by your site. 
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newsgroup. The maximum applies to all 
groups; you can't set individual limits for 
each group. 

The acts of reading articles, posting a 
response to the group, responding by 
email to the author, saving and printing 
articles, and other common activities, are 
all controlled by a series of tool bars. 
These tool bars have icons to indicate 
their function. Once learned, they work 
well. There is a Help icon that toggles 
help bubbles on or off. These appear 
when you leave the mouse pointer over 
an icon for a few moments and may be of 
real value when you first use the program. 
Functions are also available from pull 
down menus. Overall, the GUI is well 
thought out and comfortable to use. 

There are 'nice to have" features also, 
such as a kill list to filter out annoying 
posters and articles. The manual provides 
good advice on how to set up such a file. 
Another is bookmarking. You can keep an 
article viewable indefinitely using this 
feature; at least as long as the article is on 
the server. 

The program can decode uuencoded 
files or MIME encoded files. It can even 
do this in batch mode, where you select 
multiple files and turn it loose. 

New York offers: multiple ways to sort 
the articles in the list display; group 
rescan for articles that arrive while you 
are on-line; find and hunt commands to 
help you find specific topics; copying of 
articles to the Amiga clipboard; and. 



many other features. 

There is little to complain about with 
New York, but there are some things that 
could be improved. We've already men- 
tioned you can set only one maximum 
download limit which applies to all 
newsgroups. Another complaint is that 
New York currently has no off-line 
capabilities, which might be desired by 
some. This may be added in a future re- 
lease. 

The help bubbles proved intermit- 
tent-sometimes appearing, other times 
not. I could never gel them to appear for 
the buttons in the composition window 
used to post or reply to a posting. Since 
you have four styles of icons for the tool- 
bars, including text, there is a work 
around. 

You may not be able to see all the icons 
on the main toolbar, unless you resize the 
window; and there's no indication some 
may be invisible other than looking at the 
illustration in the manual. The window 
can be snapshoted to remember its size 
once you get it to your liking. 

Finally, when you choose to reply by 
email your mailer will be started, but the 
address of the poster may not be copied 
into the "To" field. You'll have to switch 
back to New York and look it up, at least 
for YAM, the mailer I tested it with. 
Addresses are supposed to transfer to 
Finale's Voodoo mailer program, but I 
was unable to test that. I'm told there is 
an ARexx script at Aminet that gets 

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W ecently. Amiga developers have 
* *■ been starved of professional devel- 
opment packages. The Amiga 
Development Environment (ADE) on 
Aminet offers a multitude of free, 
feature-rich tools, but newsgroups and 
IRC are no substitute for the manuals and 
user support demanded of a commercial 
release. The program GCC (a freeware 
C++ compiler) has a very steep learning 
curve, putting it out of the reach of 
anyone new to programming or inex- 
perienced with C++. 

3 For an ever-growing number of soft- 
ware engineers and programmers, C++ is 
the language of choice. It is fast, .struc- 
tured, logical and portable. Although 
there are easier languages to learn 
(Pascal. BASIC and Amiga E are all good 
examples), few can boast the reams of 
quality books, training, knowledge base 
and jobs available for C and C++ 
developers. C++ is the most significant 
programming language in desktop com- 
puting today. 

Fitting the familiar story loo well. 
Microsoft Windows developers are 
spoiled for choice as far as C++ is con- 
cerned. PC development tools are a 
generation ahead of the best the Amiga 
can offer, and largely contribute towards 
the phenomenal success of Windows in 
the small office and the home. Microsoft. 
Borland and Symantec all offer the kind 
of visual Rapid Application Development 
(RAD) environments Amiga owners are 
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developer s needs today and tomorrow. The debug options and stack monitor control is also well 
considered and should help trace those bugs that appear long after the midnight hour. 



Haage & Partner set about quenching 
this thirst by releasing the third incarna- 
tion of Storm C. Until HiSoft and Maxon 
deliver their respeclive new C++ com- 
pilers as promised, the Storm C / C++ 
package is the only complete mainstream 
Amiga development tool on the shelf. 

The integrated development environ- 
ment of Storm is presented as the Storm 
Shell. It provides all the necessary and 
helpful project management facilities and 
sports a multiple document interface, al- 
though it is not yet RADical (see Rapid 
Application Development, page 33). 

Haage & Partner have obviously con- 



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machine language. Programs are a string of instructions used to tell the processor whatg 
£lo do when the program is run, and these instructions are specific to a type of^j 

processor and operating system. These written instructions are often referred to as^ 
Scode. A Compiler is a program which takes code and turns it into a machine language 
([program that a particular computer requires to run. The advantage of this way of 
[operating is that it allows the program to be ported to various systems and to be com->< 
toiled for your individual machine, thus it will be optimized for your processor ancf^ 
Aversion of Amiga DOS. Any program that you receive with the source code can be 
^compiled for your particular machine. The problem with compiled programs is tha» 
Sthey can't take advantage of tricks used by machine language programmers to maxi 
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sidered-and eneompassed-the diverse 
needs of a range of Amiga developers 
when sitting in front of the drawing board 
for StormC. With the core value of por- 
tability in mind. StormC offers the user a 
number of options to aid deployment to 
different platforms. The target processor 
may be selected from a range of 680x0 as 
well as Pow : erPC and the operating 
system can be a choice of either 
AmigaOS or Pios. There is also an option 
to force the compiler to allow just strict 
ANSI C and strict ANSI C++. 

The compliance to the various C stan- 
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Haage & Partner have worked hard to 
ensure that the Storm compiler can under- 
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welcomed by many programmers 
migrating to a modern, supported devel- 
opment environment. They have recog- 
nized the value of Amiga localization 
standards, with Storm shipping with 
English and German language support 
and Italian localization available from 
Aminet. 

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are also wcil considered and should help 
trace those bugs that appear long after the 
midnight hour. 

StortnC was developed with modularity 
in mind. Each of the units (StormSheli. 
StormLink. StormEd, etc.) are separate, 
individual executable programs commu- 
nicating through an ARexx port, but 
closely tied together with tricks like the 
new project assistant. This approach 
permits the users to easily integrate their 
favorite editor or assembler, as well as 
extend Haage & Partner the opportunity 
to develop alternative compiler engines 
within the same interface. For example, 
they have limited the amount of work 
involved in developing a Java compiler to 
sit alongside StormC, in much the same 
way as the Microsoft Visual Studio may 
support Visual C++. Visual J++ and 
Visual BASIC, amongst others. 

The quoted system requirements of 6 
Mb RAM running on Workbench 3 or 
greater is actually a comfortable setup for 
small and medium-sized projects, but if 
you have 12 Mb or more RAM you will 
have no problems. Although the Guru did 
pay a few visits to the 6 Mb Amiga, she 
did not stay for tea. 

So. should you buy StormC? Haage & 
Partner have constructed a highly com- 
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ming environment. The time saved in 
project management over GNU command 
lines will soon compensate the cost of 
this professional offering. Although it 
does not compare favorably to contem- 
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tool, remember), StormC can hold its 
head high above its Amiga peers. This 
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most important features implemented in 
Storm: details like the StormScreen- 
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benefits to productivity and StormC is 
full of such details. For the serious C++ 
Amiga software engineer, there really is 
no choice but to purchase StormC 3.0, 
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^amongst Windows developers: Rapid Application Development, or RAD. Borland Delphi and 

. .Microsoft Visual BASIC and Visual C have given non- programmers the instant ability to develop 

gjtheir own professional-looking programs. The RAD idea is clever: the developer "draws" the 

{application on screen and code is generated automatically. Instinct may tell you lhal automatic 

code is bound to be sloppy and inefficient, but this is not often the case. Much more importantly, 

it can reduce development limes dramatically. Although StormC is not a RAD tool per se, Haage 

& Partner do offer Storm Wizard to bridge the gap between the Storm environment and the visuak 

development tools we long for. Unfortunately. StormWizard is not of the same caliber as StormC 

and falls somewhat short of bringing RAD techniques to the Amiga. Unless Haage & Partner 

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effects. .Many subtopics are encompassed, including details on recording macros, using hrushes, 
using the video filter, and using various effects and tool options. Although the video only shows a 
few examples of how these techniques are applied, it is easy to envision applying what you learn in 
the video to many projects. 

The second two topics. Swirl and Lightning, deal mainly with animating IFX effects. These 
tutorials are decidedly mote difficult to implement then the other sections, but give great detail into 
how animated effects work. Invaluable examples and lips on macro recording and editing macros 
will advance your level of productivity substantially when applied to many IFX features and tools. 

The IFX software package is a whole lot more than just the main IFX package. There are several 
very useful companion programs that aid IFX in its work, Two of these programs, AutoFX and IMP, 
are explained in great detail in the Catalyzer video. Learning these programs without the help of this 
video can be diflicuh. hut becomes rather easy after seeing it done hands-on to Catalyzes 

From the start, you can see the lime and effort that went into tins project. All Ihe in-use screen 
images are clear and readable, making everything easy to follow. The dialog of Mr. Blohut is clear 
and to the point. The video recording and sound are of broadcast quality and the effects used in the 
video production are enjoyable and clean. There is no doubt this is a professional video as good as 
any I've seen. In my mind, anybody who uses IFX will find ibis video a great benefit. I give the 
Catalyzer video a B+ rating. This would have been an A except for its somewhat high cost which 
might make some people think twice about buying it. 

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When the Video Turtle from Turtle 
Enterprises arrived. I wasn't ex- 
actly sure what to expect. I didn't have 
any experience with turtles, but since the 
word video was in there, I figured I'd 
give it a shot. 

The Turtle package is composed of a 
small box, a 9-volt DC power adapter, 
Amiga monitor cable, an S-VHS cable, 
and a 10-page manual. The manual is 
small, only covering the Turtle setup-and 
giving a little background on the NTSC 
TV standard, but the Video Turtle doesn't 
really need much of a manual. 

The Video Turtle box has a 9-pin RGB 
connector on one end and an S-VHS (S- 
Video) connector on the other. The RGB 
cable connects to the Amiga's RGB con- 
nector and to the Video Turtle. This 
requires a custom-made cable, which is 
available from Redmond Cable (423-478- 
5760), or it can be purchased as an add- 
on option to the Turtle package. The S- 
Video cable plugs into the other side of 
the Video Turtle and into any S-Video 
unit, such as a TV. VCR or camcorder. 

The idea behind the Video Turtle is 
simple. It takes the Amiga's RGB signal 
and allows it to be displayed to a TV's S- 
Video connection, providing about twice 
as many lines of vertical resolution as a 
normal TV. 

Before proceeding it should be noted 
that the Video Turtle is designed to work 
at the standard television frequency of 
15.75 kHz. The Amiga flicker stems from 
the fact that it is trying to display one 
screen in two passes. The 15.75 kHz 
screen refresh rate is very slow and our 
eyes see the screen's refreshing as flicker. 
The Turtle doesn't change that and even 
though it's capable of displaying twice as 
many lines of resolution, the screen still 
has to go through the same refresh rate, 
thus the flicker. 

First, 1 hooked the Turtle up to my 27" 
Sony TV, turned everything on and I saw 
my HiRes laced Workbench appear 
flickering like mad. There is no question 
that the Turtle displays text sharper and 
better than regular composite output, but 
it certainly doesn't come close to a good 
monitor display. Therefore, you won't 
use the Turtle for serious email com- 




positions and word 
processing. 

Next I pulled up an 
image and im- 
mediately said 'WOW!' I have 
never seen any Amiga display a graphic 
to a TV with such good quality. I ran 
some Scala multimedia work and it was 
absolutely amazing to see the quality of 
the displays. Now I saw exactly where 
this little Video Turtle shines. 

I examined the difference between the 
Amiga's composite output (which comes 
standard on the A 1200 and is available 
via the A520 peripheral for the A4000) 
and the Video Turtle. I found the color 
vibrancy to be very visible and the colors 
much richer and brighter with the Turtle. 
Even though there was an excellent 
saturation of color, dot crawl was practi- 
cally absent (dot crawl is the unwanted 
phenomenon that causes curved objects 
to appear as if liny dots were scurrying 
back and forth on them). The Video 
Turtle, or more properly the True-Vu® 
Technology it uses, eliminates those nasty 
little dots. 

Composite video also has a tendency to 
cause colors to 'bleed' from their borders, 
especially if saturation is turned high. 
Red can be particularly bad in this sense. 
Again, the Turtle shows all the colors, 
including red. with extreme quality and 
sharpness. 

If you view a VHS tape and then view it 
on a Laser Disc Player, you will see a 
definite difference in quality, even when 
viewed on the same TV. This is how dra- 
matic the difference is between the com- 
posite display many Amigans are used to 
and the Video Tin lie-enhanced display. 

iMost Amiga owners that use composite 



output and have 
access to a video 
device with S- 
Video capability 
can benefit from 
using the Video 
Turtle. I think it's 
a must for any 
A4000 user who 
doesn't have any 
other means of video output. A 1200 users 
might find the built-in composite output 
sufficient for their video output needs. 
However, considering the output quality 
of the Video Turtle, it's a bargain for 
anyone doing serious video work. If you 
have a HI-8 camcorder you'll likewise be 
amazed at the output using the Video 
Turtle device. 

Video Turtle was run for days without a 
hitch. I communicated with Turtle 
Enterprises and they were extremely 
prompt in responding to my questions. If 
my communication with them is any in- 
dication of their support, it is superb. I'd 
give it an A-; and minus only because the 
manual is poorly put together and the 
price could stand some reduction. 
However, the product itself is great. So 
good in fact, I ordered one myself. 

The Video Turtle is manufactured by 
Tex Comp Ltd. and is available with 
several options. The standard option is 
the Video Turtle with wall PSU and 3' S- 
Video cable for US $149.95 plus S&H. 
For an additional US S24.95 you can add 
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KidStop has enough different features to 
provide a child of any age with some- 
thing of interest. I thoroughly enjoyed it 
and I'm 30 years old! 

KidStop has very high quality artwork, 
animations, music, and sound effects. It 
was originally designed for a touchscreen 
monitor, but I'd recommend sticking with 
the mouse, not just because it will save 
you about $300. but because it's a great 
way for your child to become familiar 
and proficient using one. 

KidStop' s activities are accessed from 
an animated village menu screen, and 
some of the highlights are: TravelToons 
which has multiple humorous animations 
and accompanying sounds: PlanetPeople 
to create unique aliens and hear them 
speak: Count-a-Bunch: is counting made 
fun; Keyboard Fun provides piano keys 
with seven different 
sounds; ABC-123 
places random 
shapes, numbers, 
and letters on the 
screen; Ripple 
Machine draws 
various ripples of 
shapes on screen; 
Coloring Book with 
many drawings that 
require coloring. 

KidStop is ex- 
tremely easy to learn 
and use, just as it 
should be. While 
using any of the ac- 
tivities there are only 
two things you'll 
need to know. The 
school bus at the 
bottom right of the 
screen takes you 
back to the main 
menu, and the 
gadget at the top 
right either flips or 
clears the screen. 

This is one of the 
most polished chil- 
dren's programs I've 
ever seen on the 
Amiga and if you 
have a kid and an 



Amiga then you shouldn't be without 
KidStop. I trust we will see future 
upgrades and additions to this program. 
It worked flawlessly on both machines 
and it would be impossible for me to give 
it anything less than an "A." 

The only requirements for KidStop are 
6.5 Mb of hard disk space and 2 Mb of 
ram. KidStop was tested on an A 1200 
060, OS 3.0, 1 8 Mb and an A600 020, 3.1 
OS, 10 Mb. A free, partially crippled ver- 
sion can be found on Aminet at 
games/misc/KidSTOP.lha. The registered 
fee is US $15, and can be delivered as a 
patch to the demo version by email, or 
can be shipped on floppy for an addi- 
tional $5 ($10 international orders). 
Orders can be placed by sending check or 
money order (in US funds) and your 
email address to: Brian Koetting. 3043-B 
Oak Green Circle, Ellicott City, MD 
2104 3. The Website is 
http://www.qis.net/~spiff/kidstop.html. 
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images used throughout the video. 

The tutorials are presented by Bohus 
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scenes and find there are many questions 
you want answered and puzzles you want 
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lo lead to new even greater questions. 
Myst is truly a game of detail and 
patience; you must open your eyes and 
mind to the smallest of clues. Get in a 
hurry and you will have overlooked 
something crucial and have to backtrack 
to find it. 

At boot up you are presented with mul- 
tiple resolution choices. I found no reason 
to stray from HiRes Interlace as it was 
fast and gorgeous. I believe Myst's ease 
of use is a large part of its mass appeal. 
All tasks are performed with a few simple 
mouse clicks which frees the player to 
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Installation was as simple as un- 
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Icon. Myst ran fully from the CD-ROM 
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I didn't receive the complete package 
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judging from this preview copy, I give 
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ran beautifully. ClickBoom has really 
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This preview was tested on an A 1200 
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Final Odyssey long enough to write this 
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The game comes with a well-done intra 
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The intro explains that you are Theseus, 
and it is your job to solve the many 
puzzles in the vast Labyrinth to rescue 
the damsels and defeat the Minotaur. 
Final Odyssey also comes with a profes- 
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is slowly drawn on screen. This isn't 
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maze game, but it requires you to finish 
the Final Odyssey to acquire the 
password that enables it: meaning some 
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Final Odyssey is definitely a thinking 
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solved in the complex labyrinth. 
However. I believe anyone can pick up 
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very few keyboard functions that require 
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and on-screen information are ver\ clear 
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You guide Theseus through the maze at 
a viewpoint that is overhead and at a 
slight angle. The graphics on my AGA 
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and high 
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my machine in 
ECS mode 
and found that 
there was no 
distinguishable 
difference in 
the graphics. I 
asked Peter 
Spinaze (the 
sole creator of 
the game) how 
he managed to 
make an ECS 
name look 
AGA. He 



and careful palette selection to pull it off. 
As I've said before and likely will again, 
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vantage of the Amiga's available hard- 
ware miracles can be worked. There are 
certain aspects of Final Odyssey's 
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likes of which I've never seen in any 
other game. 

The now familiar Vulcan on-line 
manual with music and digitized speech 
is fine and it provides plenty of game in- 
formation. It still lacks a print option and 
it would be nice to print out the key 




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I highly recommend Final Odyssey. It's 
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I rate New York an A-. downgraded 
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highly recommend it, and think you'll 
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New York will work on any Amiga with 
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webpage at: www.accessone.com/~olegm. . 



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QUESTION: Is possible to convert JPG, 
TIF, BMP, or other picture formats to 
Toasler 2 framestore pictures? 

ANSWER: It most certainly is. ImageFX 
can easily accomplish this and so can the 
last release of Art Department 
Professional, as well as other Image 
Processing programs, many of which are 
available on Aminet. 

QUESTION: 1 am looking for a printer 
driver for a Citizen ABC 24 printer, but 
cannot find one. Can you help? 

ANSWER: Most Citizen printers I've 
seen allow Epson emulation. If yours 
does, make sure it's set to emulate Epson 
and then use the Epson printer driver that 
comes with Amiga OS. There is one 
driver on Aminet that says Epson 
FX/Citizcn which sounds like it might be 
worth checking out. Other than that, you 
might check a package like StudioPrinter 
or TurboPrint which contain a wide 
variety of drivers for many brands of 
printers. 

QUESTION: I just installed a Mitsumi 
IDE CD-ROM drive, but my Amiga 
won't find the CD when I place it in the 
drive. I have AmiCDFS v2.39 installed, 
but all the CD-ROM does is flash its light 
and sit there. No icon pops up on the 
desktop. Help! 

ANSWER: II might be that AmiCDFS 
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Other than that it's a fully functioning 
piece of software. Once you load it, you 
should see your CD-ROM come to life 
instantly. It's a great product and I highly 
recommend it. 

QUESTION: 1 would like to change the 
icon for the RAM disk on my WB screen, 
but any changes I make disappear after a 
reset. What am I doing wrong'.' 

ANSWER: It's not what you're doing 
wrong, it's how the Amiga functions. 
Each disk has a Disk. info file associated 
with it and that's where the icon image 
for the disk is stored. That holds true for 
floppies, hard disks and RAM disks. The 
problem stems from the fact that the 
RAM disk's contents are erased every 
time you reboot your Amiga or turn it off. 
The solution is pretty simple. Create an 
icon for your RAM disk and then 
Rename RAM:Disk.info to something 
like RAM:RamDisk.info. then copy that 
file somewhere to your hard drive like the 
S: directory for instance. Next, change 
your S:Startup-Seq,uence file to copy that 
file to RAM: prior to launching 
Workbench. Using the example above the 
command to insert into S:Startup- 
Sequence would be "copy 
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you're not sure exactly where to add this 
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QUESTION: How can I connect both a 
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IDE devices can be either ''Master" in a 
single drive system, or ''Master or Slave" 
in a dual device system. 

QUESTION: I understand that the new 
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now available, but I have been unable to 
locate it. Do you know the address of a 
website where I can download the latest 
version? 

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at URL http://www.amiga.de/files/ 
indcx.html. You can fine the new FFS 
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Audio Thunder $69 

CD FS 3.8 $69 

Master ISO $169 

MegageM 

AV8R PRO $299 

AV8R PRO* $349 

AV8R Jog Wheel $269 

AV8R LAHC $190 

AV8R RS 422 $129 



Joe Tracy's 
Flyer Mastery 



Everything you ever wanted to 

know about the Flyer in this 

easy to use manual 

$69 



Newtek 

4.2 Upgrade CD $499 
Amiga LW 5.0 Upgrade $299 

Nova 

Image FX $229 

OZWare 

CoPllot Video $89 

CoPilot Audio $89 

Speed Zone $89 

FastFrames 2.0 $79 

Mulitcam Editor $139 



NEW 

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Still Photo 

Capture System 

For Toaster/Flyer 

Call for Price 



ProWave 

Render FX $125 
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Visual Inspirations 

Control Tower $139 

Decision Maker $199 

Decision Maker LANC $399 

Decision Maker RS 422 S399 

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Hardware 

Calibar $329 

A4000 Tower $1795 

NEW A4000R Rack Mount CALL 

Cyberstorm 060 Sea 1 1 

Cyberstorm 200 MHX PPC Sea 1 1 

CyberVlslon 64 $269 

Video Toaster 4000 $ CALL 

Video Flyer «rf (2) 9GB SCALL 

10 Bay Drive Case 189 

Personal TBC IV $799 

Personal V-SCOPE $789 

Little Magic Box $799 

Y/C plus $849 

16 X SCSI CD Rom $159 

Octopus Cable $99 

Monitors 

Y/C plus 13" $399 

Y/C plus 20" $599 

AT 1438 „,«.vi« $399 

HARDDRIVES & RAM 
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2258 Pacific Ave. 
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Ben's Computer Outlet 805-489-0222 
1519 Grand Ave. 
Grover Beach. CA 93433 
Eamil: cybergod@utech.net 

ACS Computer & Video 770-263-9190 

5344 Jimmy Carter Bhd. 

Norcross. GA 30093 

Fax: 770-263-7852 

Email: jim@acsvideo.com 

URL: www.acsvideo.com 

Power Solutions 204-453-0527 

35-2855 Pembina Hwy. 

Winnipeb, MB. R3T 2H5 Canada 

Fax: 204-453-0527 

Email: info@powersolutions.inb.ca 

URL: www.powersolutions.mb.ca 

Hampton Tech 806-787-3591 

5501 26th St. 

Lubbox, TX 79407 

Fax: 806-792-7985 

Email: circuit-1 @ worldnet.att.net 

Magic Page 336-785-3695 

3043 Luiher St. 

Winston-Salem. NC 27 1 27 

Fax: 336-785-3695 

Email: tracerb@sprintmail.com 



Expert Services 

7559 Mall Rd. 
Florence. KY 41042 
Fax: 606-828-5942 
Email: expert@erinet.com 

MacroHard 

7630 Mote Rd. 

West Milton, OH 45383 

Email: prang@dnaco.nei 



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Binary Illusions 812-474-0087 

1252 Hatfield Dr. 

Evensville. IN 47714 

Fax: 812-474-0091 

Email: binary@evansville.net 

URL: http://204. 1 20. 1 6.2/~binary 

DV Direct 217-356-4312 

3001 Clark St. 
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Fax:217-356-0097 

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Everything for commodore Amiga Computers--Buy-Sell-Trode-Repair 
1420 County Rd. 914 (617)447-6974 Voice/F AX 

Bur leson, TX 76028 (817)295-7658 Main line_ 

We corry a full line of hardware, software & magazines, new & used, including European items & Cd's 

Our flat-rote repairs include most ports & labor. 

Trade in your unwonted items. We want Amiga 2000* Working or Not) 

Catalog - $2.95 (reimbursed on firs) purchase) 

Limited quantity on some items, first come first served. 



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A5O0 512K 


$8995 


1X CD Rom int. 


$29.95 


A2286 PC Bridge w/386 card $69.95 


A20001Mb 


$395.00 


A600/A1JOO ml (loppy 


$63.95 


A23868I PC Briogoboord 


$79.95 


A3COO 2MW03O/25/882 


$695.00 


A2000in1. 3.5- floppy 


$59.95 


Supra A2000 SCSI cord 


$59.95 


A1200 2Mb 


$449.00 


A3000 int. 3.5' floppy 


$69.95 


DCTV 


$149.95 


A1200HD*/ software 


$779.00 


A.I.R. 3.5' floppy 


$67.95 


Mijc modems CALL 


$5.00 iup 


A4000 Tower 


$2,099.00 


AE 3.5 HD floppy w.'disk 


$69.95 


One Stop Music Shop 


$199.95 


A4000 6Mb 


$1,195.00 


Phoenix 3.5" Floppy 


$59.95 


Pro-Midi Plus 


$24.95 


Toaster 4000 


$1,395.00 


Flexible Data Systems 




Midi Odd 500 


$19.95 


CD-32 


$179,95 


3.5" floppy 


$49.95 


A2300 Genlock 


$44.95 


MOOHD 


$38995 


MAS Tech. 3.5' dual drive 


$79.95 


DKB ferret SCSI-2 (or Cobra 


$69.95 


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Amiga 5.25' floppy 


$29.95 


GVP impact A2000 card 


$69.95 


DKB cobra 1230/28MHz 


$119.96 


2 -Button mou»*/300api 


$22.95 


Grand Slom SCSI/Ram cord 


$99.95 


VXL-030/882 w/4Mb 


$179.95 


Wizard 3-button/560opi 


$27.95 


A2091 SCSI/Rom card 


$99.95 


SupraTurbo 28 


$79.95 


A1352 mouse 


$19.95 


SuproDrive ASOO SCSI card 




A2620 w/4Mb 


$179.95 


A520 Video adopter 


$19.95 


H/40Mb HD & 2Mb RAM 


$179.95 


A2630w/4Mb 


$279.95 


SX-t lor CD-32 


$149.95 


Taimpcard A500+ w/HD 


$149.95 


nwnory 




A200O/A3O00 keyboards 


$79.95 


GVP A530 Turbo w/HD 


$274.95 


A501 512k w/bottery dock $29.95 


1080 / 2002 color monitor 


$179.95 


Mlcroway FKckerf ixer 


$149.95 


ICO AdRAM 540 (no doe*) 544.95 


1084 color monitor w/coble 


$189.95 


A2320 Fhckerf beer 


$169.95 


CSA MegaMemory w/4Mta $69.95 


1084s color monitor w/cabte $219.95 


DkjuVliw Gold w/Softwore 


$47.95 


A2058 ran board w/SMb 


$59.95 


1084S new style w/coble 


$249.95 


custom ehlpe 




RomWorke 8Mb for A2000 $59.95 


AT. M1764 multisync 17" 


$799.95 


Romseyrev. 7 


$29.95 


SupraSMb for A2000 $59.95 


AT. M1438 multisync 14' 


$449.95 


Super Buster rev. 1 1 


$29.95 


Mrerobotie* 8Mb tor A20DO $79.95 


ASDG Dual Send Board 


$69.95 


1Mb Agnus 


$34.95 


1M/&16/32M6 SIMMS 


$9.95 & up 


Squirrel SCSI-2 PCMCIA 


$74.95 


Super Derwe 


$29.95 


Colt tor qHmv memory. 






CfA 


$11.95 



We also carry a large selection of Amiga software titles, call for information. 
We have hardware, software & accessories for the Commodore C64 & C128. 

All Major Credit Cards Accepted 

ALL STORE ITEMS HAVE A 90 DAY WARRANTY. IF FOR SOME REASON YOU ARE DISSATISFIED IN YOUR 

PRODUCT, YOU MAY RETURN IT FOR REPLACEMENT OR STORE CREDIT ONLY. 

SORRY, NO REFUNDS. 

COD* now accepted lor minimum purchase* of $50.00 and a $10.00 COO pharos. COO* are only tor cash, money order, 

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The CyberVisian64/3D is an auto-sensing Zorro II 

( Zorro III board lhal works in Ihe A2000. 

A3000(T). A4000(T) or an A1200 wilh a Zorro adaptor. Based on the S3 Virge 

Chipset, the CyberVision64/3D provides incredible value and performance supporting 

1024 i 768 in 24 bit. An A4000 scandcubler option is available. 



CyberVisionPPC 



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Made specilrcally for the expansion connector on the CyberStormPPC and Blizzard 
2604. the CyberVisionPPC provides an outstanding 30 performance of up to 42 
million terclured 3D pixels per second, with hardware-accelerated rendering lunctions 
such as z-buffering, gouraud-shading, fogging, blending and anti-aliasing. As the 
design ot the PERMEDIA hardware suits perfectly lor OpenGL implementations, it's 
3D performance can support the CyberGL tunclionalily of CyberGraphX V3 Native 
which comes along with the PowerUp boards. 

The CyberVisionPPC uses 64-bit wide SGHAM with a data transfer rate of up to 660 
MB/s: this in combinatipn with the fast RAM-DAC allows display resolutions ol up to 
1280x1024 pixel in true color mode and wilh a high relresli rate ol at least 70Hz. 

PicassolV 

This is lhe next generation Amiga graphics card, offering 
blistering performance and a "future proof upgradable 
specification for all Zorro II or III Amiga's, Includes an imegrated dicker fixer - 
opening the world of high performance, low cosl SVGA PC monitors lor all display 
modes. The PicassolV graphics card is a Zorro ll/lll based 64-bit Amiga card using 
Ihe Cirrus Logic GD5446 graphics chip. It uses 45ns EDO RAM and provides 
resolutions up to 1600x1200 in 16bi1 or max. 1260x1024 in 24bil (non-interlaced). 
There is also an onboard audio signal switcher which enables you to connect a CD- 
ROM audio output and a exlernal audio source. The ConciertolV 16bit audio 
output/recorder and PablolV video encoder are also available. 




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- 020 with A1200 conneclor 

- 2 MB Chip Ram 

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- 5 X Zorro II 
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- 2 MB Chip Ram 

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PhaseS's accelerators and 

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Micronik Classic Tower 

We also carry Micronik's line ol Tower cases for Ihe A1200, A2000, A3000 and A4000 
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These boards have both a 680x0 CPU and a PPC 604e cpu. 
Choose your speed combination: 



CyberStormPPC (A3DD0(T), 
A4Q00(T)) & Blizzard 2604 (A2000) 

680x0 CPU PPC604e CPU 

040 25Mhz 604e150Mhz 

040 40Mhz 6046 180Mhz 

060 BOMhz 604e 200Mhz 

CyberStorm & Blizzard 2604 has an Ultra- 
Wide SCSI controller, an expansion 
connector tor the CyberVisionPPC board and 
can accomodate 128MB of fast 64 bit Ram 



Blizzard 603c & Blizzard 603e+ 
(A1200) 

680x0 CPU PPC603e CPU 

030 SOHhz 603e 175Mhz 

C40 40Mhz 603e 200Mhz 

060 50Mhz 603e 200Mhz 

Blizzard 603e & 603e+ has a Fast SCS 

II controller and can accomodate 64 MB 

of fast 64 bit Ram. 



Upgrade from 040 or 060 to PowerPC. 

Upgrade to PowerPC Power via PhaseS's PowerPC boards by using the 040 or 060 
CPU from your current accelerator. This can include any 040 or 060 chip that is 
currently being used on your current accelerator board, if you already own a Phases 
Cyberstorm or Blizzard 040 or 060 product you are eligible for a special upgrade price. 
Contact Randomize for details. 

680x0 Accelerators 

Phases still provides power and economy with some great deals on 680x0 boards. The 
current lineup of accelerator includes: 



A30Dd(T)/A4000(T) 


A1200 


A2000 


Cyberstorm MKIII060 


Blizzard 1260 


Revised 060 board 


includes Ultra Wide SCSI 


Blizzard 1230 
Blizzard SCSI Kit 


available soon 



Software For 4*®WER 

What good is new PPC hardware without PPC 
software? We thought so too. Randomize is 
constantly searching the world over to find the latest 
PowerUP software. Our list currently includes the 
following: 

• Wildfire PPC (we also have the 0x0 version) • Personal 
Paint • Art Effect Power Modules • Tornado 3D 

For a up-to-date listing of current and coming PowerUP software, 
go to http://www.randomize.com/phase5Lip.html 



For Complete Product Information 

Visit our website at http://www.randomize.com 






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For Sale: A! 230 Turbo+ 68030 / 50 MHz 
A 1200 accelerator. Includes 8 Mb RAM & 
68882 / 50 MHz FPU. S200. Call 802-878- 
3 1 92 alter 6 pin EST & ask for Charlie. 
Email: ccavanaugh@smilli.kl2.vl.ys 



For Sale or trade: Insight Technology CD; 
Mi.se Software for Bars & Pipes, or other 
music software, and other IFF samples. 
Contact Vivian McAlexander, 520 Harold 
Drive, Socorro, NM 87801-5401 



For Sale or Trade: Service Industry 
Accounting. Cad-Plus. Imagine -w/video. 
Interchange. Secretary. Art Dcpt Pro, 3d 
Professional, Image Link, FontWorks, 2620 
accelerator -Rev 7 ROM, CCS Tape drive w/4 
cassettes, Make an offer. Call 1-815-273- 
3241 or email: phillips@iiiternclni.com 



SALE/TRADE: Aminel 8, 13, 15 - un- 
opened!: DcluxePainl Videos (Guide & 
Advanced): GoldDisk ShowMaker: AMax 
I1+: ROM Kernal Ref Manual: Devices. 3rd 
ed.: Interface Style Guide: and more! 
MAKE AN OFFER. Robert Pigford 
cyrano@calvveb.com 



For Sale: A1200 system with RAM expansion 
board and no hard drive. Will ship. US S400 
oho. Call Dave at 978-740-3080. 
Email: slugbait@usa.net 



Wanted: Manuel for Warp Engine 040 card. Mailed or 
faxed copies or emailed scans okay. Will pay or trade for 
Amiga stuff. Email: andyhass@wcnel.org; 
Phone: 419-872-1296: Fax: 419-872-2129 



For Sale: A3000: 25mhz 030. 68882. 40+scsi HD 2 Mb of 
chip (newer Agnus) 7.5 Mb of expansion ram (zip chips), 
rom swithcr 1.3 and 2.0 roms. Best Offer. 
Email: JC@dol.net Phone: 1-410-658-4739 



For Sale: Like new A500 w/ICD IDE com., 50+ meg 51/4 
IDE int. HDlit all fits really), rom switcher w/1.3 &. 3.1 
roms. 5 1 2k of chip and 5 1 2k of fast. Best Offer. 
Email: JC@dol.net Phone: 1-410-658-4739 



For Sale: CD32 used very little, w/titles: Original working 
A 1010 ext. floppy drive w/cheekmark for A 1000; Digiial 
dot matrix printer tested with final wriier, fast and detailed. 
Needs a new ribbon (readily available). Best offer. 
Email: JC@dol.nel Phone: 1-410-658-4739 



Wanted: 060 accelerator for 3000 desktop, preferably CS 

Mkll or Apollo 3060. Memory negotiable. 

Email: mpk2@enter.net URL; www.enter.net/~mpk2 



For Sale: Add-on Lemmings. Super, Double Dragon, S20 
for all. CD32: Diggers. Faldo's Golf, Mansell's 
Championship- S8 each. 2286 Bridgeboard S50. DOS 2.04 
kit for A3000 S20. CineMorph. Imagine. Pen Pal- $15 
each. Call 205-729-8867 



For Sale: A3000 25MHz, 2Mb Chip/ 4Mb Fast. 100Mb 
HD. 1.76Mb floppy, asking S500; Gamer's Guide S10. 
AI200 Insider Guide S15. Magazines with disks for trade. 
A3640 25 MHz accelerator for A3000T or A4000 S250. 
Call 205-729-8867 



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Edge- Text Editor 520 

PhotoPro Toolkit 520 

Batch Factory S25 

Road Signs- LWJD Textures 525 



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March 13 thru 15 
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 

The Gateway Computer Show is growing again! Yes, it's true! We are expanding the show an additional day. This years show 
will be 50% bigger than last years, continuing the trend of bringing you belter shows each year. 
This year Amiga98 will have so much more: 
o Three days (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) of seminars and classes. 

This year we are increasing the number of classes geared towards developers of Amiga Software. Share- 
ware authors, script writers, program developers, can all benefit from these increased classes. We are also im- 
proving classes and seminars for the general Amiga user as well as reducing the prices of classes to $20 each. 
o Two days (Saturday & Sunday) of e^chibits and displays. 
The exhibit area will be open Sat.and Sunday, for admittance to the best of what the Amiga has to offer. We 
have exhibitors coming from Europe as well as all over the U.S. & Canada. Many more exhibitors, with all 
the latest developments in the growing Amiga market. 
o Special get togethers. 
The Saturday night banquet, with the best buffet, and a guest speaker you won't want to miss. The User 
Group Network luncheon, Saturday afternoon, right after the User Group Network seminar. 
o The best door prizes yet. 
An Amiga4000T has been promised by Amiga International Inc. as the main prize. Check out this and other prizes as companies 
offer them on our web page: "www.amiga-sil.com" Admission Tickets for Main exhibit hall - Sat. & Sunday 

Specially priced tickets are available in advance by mail. 
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at the Harley Hotel. 3400 Rider Trail South, in Earth City, MO. 
(St. Louis), 7 minutes from the airport, just west of 70 & 270. 

o the 3rd International Developers Conference 
o Amiga Inc. 

o Amiga International's Petro Tyschtschenko 
o Jeff Schindler, General Manager of Amiga inc. 
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o Even more excitement than Amiga 97. 



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Class Tickets are $20 each. Check the web site for information. 

Requests received for admission after March 1st will be held at the 
door in "will-call". Just ask admissions. Persons with advance tickets 
will have a special line to reduce waiting. Your check(s) should be 
mailed no later than March 1st or there is a chance that they will not 
arrive here in time for the show. Send your check for admissions to: 
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Please include a SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) lo help 
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• Many North American Exclusives 
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• Win an A1200H Almost every exhibitor 
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